Teaching Economics

Perspectives on Innovative Economics Education

  • Joshua Hall
  • Kerianne Lawson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Youngberg
    Pages 9-31
  3. Hugo Eyzaguirre, Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Brian O’Roark
    Pages 75-87
  4. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Leith Thompson
    Pages 105-114
  5. Judge Glock, Joshua Hall, Marcus M. Witcher
    Pages 155-161
  6. M. Scott Niederjohn, Colin O’Reilly
    Pages 163-182

About this book


This book looks at a number of topics in economic education, presenting multiple perspectives from those in the field to anyone interested in teaching economics. Using anecdotes, classroom experiments and surveys, the contributing authors show that, with some different or new techniques, teaching economics can be more engaging for students and help them better retain what they learned. Chapters cover a wide range of approaches to teaching economics, from interactive approaches such as utilizing video games and Econ Beats to more rigorous examinations of government policies and market outcomes and exploring case studies from specific courses. Many of the chapters incorporate game theory and provide worked out examples of games designed to help students with intuitive retention of the material, and these games can be replicated in any economics classroom. While the exercises are geared towards college-level economics students, instructors can draw inspiration for course lectures from the various approaches taken here and utilize them at any level of teaching. This book will be very useful to instructors in economics interested in bringing innovative teaching methods into the classroom.


economics education teaching economic principles higher education free-market economics interactive studies economics curricula

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua Hall
    • 1
  • Kerianne Lawson
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business and EconomicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.College of Business and EconomicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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