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Teaching Economics to Undergraduates in Europe: Volume, Structure, and Contents

  • Manfred G�rtner

The structure and contents of undergraduate programs in economics and management sciences differ among the major European universities. Based on analyses of curriculums, course syllabuses, and adopted textbooks, the author looks at how much time is spent in pertinent programs, how time is allocated among different courses within programs, what common thematic denominators exist, and finally and most importantly, whether and in what way content taught in micro and macro courses differs. Based on examinations of how the coverage in major textbooks has evolved through successive editions, he also looks for trends and cycles in what is taught in undergraduate micro and macroeconomics.

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Volume (Year): 32 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (January)
Pages: 219-230

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