La Economia y Las Uvas de la ira
[Talking about economics using The Grapes of Wrath]
AbstractStudents may remark that, “Economics are not real.” This work suggests how Economics may help us to understand our world better. Steinbeck’s well-known novel, The Grapes of Wrath, tried to relate basic economic concepts to the events portrayed in the book to show that both Economics and Literature are useful for explaining the Great Depression’s complexity, specifically the complexity associated with workers migrating from state to state. This should make this text stimulating for some introductory undergraduate courses, suggesting market laws and other useful basic notions such as imperfect information, competitive markets or collective bargaining.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 3066.
Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published in Cuadernos de Economia (Colombia) 43.XXIV(2005): pp. 65-81
teaching of economics; market for economists; unemployment;
Other versions of this item:
- A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
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- Price V. Fishback & William C. Horrace & Shawn Kantor, 2001. "Do Federal Programs Affect Internal Migration? The Impact of New Deal Expenditures on Mobility During the Great Depression," NBER Working Papers 8283, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Donna M. Kish-goodling, 1998. "Using The Merchant of Venice in Teaching Monetary Economics," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(4), pages 330-339, January.
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