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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

'Is (Teaching) Economics Doing More Harm Than Good?'

Brian Lucey:

Is (teaching) Economics doing more harm than good?: Every September thousands of students enter into universities and institutes of higher education. A large number of these take some economics courses. ... Economists also typically teach courses such as statistics, or introductory mathematics for social scientists. And yet, we have no idea whether or not this does any good. Much worse, we have no idea whether or not this does harm. Maybe we should find out? ...

He goes through a large body of evidence showing that "Economists are different," and how student attitudes may be changed by taking economics courses.

    Posted by on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM in Economics, Universities | Permalink  Comments (15)


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