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Is there a transatlantic divide in undergraduate macroeconomics teaching?


  • Manfred G�rtner
  • Bj�rn Griesbach
  • Florian Jung


The global financial crisis triggered different policy responses in Europe and the United States. Interestingly, survey results suggest that there is also a significant difference in how undergraduate macroeconomics instructors responded to the crisis, with US instructors placing significantly more emphasis on financial topics than their European peers. This note considers whether such differences may be attributed to differences in instructors' profiles and teaching environments. The results suggest that, rather than explaining this gap, the transatlantic divide becomes even wider when analysed in a multivariate setting.

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  • Manfred G�rtner & Bj�rn Griesbach & Florian Jung, 2014. "Is there a transatlantic divide in undergraduate macroeconomics teaching?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(5), pages 297-303, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:21:y:2014:i:5:p:297-303
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2013.856989

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    1. Alan Blinder, 2010. "Teaching Macro Principles after the Financial Crisis," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(4), pages 385-390, September.
    2. Manfred Gärtner & Björn Griesbach & Florian Jung, 2013. "Teaching Macroeconomics After the Crisis: A Survey Among Undergraduate Instructors in Europe and the United States," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(4), pages 406-416, October.
    3. Robert J. Shiller, 2010. "How Should the Financial Crisis Change How We Teach Economics?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(4), pages 403-409, September.
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    5. Poul Thøis Madsen, 2013. "The Financial Crisis and Principles of Economics Textbooks," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(3), pages 197-216, September.
    6. Tom Coupé, 2003. "Revealed Performances: Worldwide Rankings of Economists and Economics Departments, 1990-2000," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 1(6), pages 1309-1345, December.
    7. Gärtner, Manfred & Griesbach, Björn & Jung, Florian, 2011. "Teaching Macroeconomics after the Crisis: A Survey among Undergraduate Instructors in Europe and the U.S," Economics Working Paper Series 1120, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science.
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    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General


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