Economics Goes to Hollywood: Using Classic Films and Documentaries to Create an Undergraduate Economics Course
AbstractThe authors describe an interdisciplinary approach to teaching economics that uses a powerful contemporary medium, the motion picture, to establish the context for teaching elementary economics concepts. The plots and subplots in many films can be used to illustrate problems and issues that are amenable to economic analysis. They suggest how these films can be sequenced to create a general studies course for nonmajors.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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