Teaching Ecological and Feminist Economics in the Principles Course
It can be difficult to incorporate ecological and feminist concerns into introductory courses, when one is also obliged to teach neoclassical analysis. In this essay we briefly describe how one might extend existing “multi-paradigmatic” approaches to feminist and ecological concerns, and then present an new alternative approach that may be more suitable for some students. This “broader questions and bigger toolbox” approach can be applied in both microeconomics and macroeconomics introductory classrooms.
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Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (January)
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- Nelson, Julie A., 1992.
"Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics,"
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Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(01), pages 103-125, April.
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