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Teaching the Principles of Economics

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  • N. Gregory Mankiw

    (Harvard University)

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In this brief essay, I describe my approach to the principles course. I emphasize three themes. First, in teaching microeconomics, the tools of welfare economics should play a larger role than they have in the past. Second, in teaching macroeconomics, classical ideas should play a larger role than they have in the past. Third, in teaching all parts of the course, we instructors should be sure to stress the important principles and be careful not to overwhelm students with an excess of details.

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Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 24 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 (Fall)
Pages: 519-524

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Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:24:y:1998:i:4:p:519-524

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  1. Antonio Quesada, 2002. "Elasticity and revenue: a reappraisal," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(13), pages 1-5.
  2. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2014. "The Truly General Theory of Employment: How Keynes Could Have Succeeded," MPRA Paper 54367, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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