Friday, February 11, 2011

For the Economics Teacher

Here are three good links that come to us courtesy of Marginal Revolution.  You may have already seen one or more, but if you haven’t you should give all of them a look.

First, if you’re teaching AP Economics, you will want to look at “How to Improve AP Economics” from the most recent Econ Journal Watch. It was written by three people I know and respect greatly. I had meant to post about this earlier, but....

Second is a list of Best Podcasts recommended by Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist.  I will disagree only with the ranking but not the substance of the list. I prefer longer podcasts such as EconTalk because I usually listen while driving. The LSE Lectures are also longer.

Finally, for those of us who are real econ geeks, the American Economic Review has come up with its 20 Best Articles from the AER. The article contains summaries and links to important articles such as the 1928 article by Cobb and Douglas on the production function, Friedman’s 1968 article on monetary policy, and Hayek’s 1945 article on knowledge in society. The most recent was written in 1981, in case you’re interested.


Julie said...

Thank you for the Valentine links! LOVE MV=PQ! I always read your posts even though I don't often let you know through comments. Great links for "brightening" the classes at this "grey" time of year.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't a course in accounting mandatory before a course in economics. If all consumers understood NET WORTH would that affect economic behavior?

But double-entry accounting is SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS OLD. Shouldn't it be easy with today's computers? Why don't economists suggest this?