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Teaching Macroeconomics after the Crisis: A Survey among Undergraduate Instructors in Europe and the U.S

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  • Gärtner, Manfred

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  • Griesbach, Björn

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  • Jung, Florian

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An online survey among undergraduate macroeconomics instructors reveals that roughly half of them were scared when the crisis erupted and remain wary that more may be in the offing. As regards teaching, courses feature much the same lineups of models as they did before the crisis. A striking change concerns public debt dynamics, which receives much more emphasis. Regarding the finer fabric of undergraduate macro teaching, exciting things are going on. A host of topics related to financial markets has entered the curriculum, and there is more interest in economic history, the history of economic thought and case studies.

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Paper provided by University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science in its series Economics Working Paper Series with number 1120.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:usg:econwp:2011:20

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Keywords: Financial crisis; teaching; undergraduate; macroeconomics.;

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  1. Simpson, Nicole & de Araujo, Pedro & O'Sullivan, Roisin, 2012. "What should be taught in Intermediate Macroeconomics?," Working Papers 2012-01, Department of Economics, Colgate University.
  2. Gärtner, Manfred & Griesbach, Björn & Jung, Florian, 2013. "Is there a transatlantic divide in undergraduate macroeconomics teaching?," Economics Working Paper Series 1322, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science.

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