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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
  • Griesbach, Björn
  • 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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  • 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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    1. A. Arrighetti & A. Lasagni, 2018. "Insegnare Economia Industriale ‘in a digital age’," Economics Department Working Papers 2018-EP06, Department of Economics, Parma University (Italy).
    2. Pedro de Araujo & Roisin O’Sullivan & Nicole B. Simpson, 2013. "What Should be Taught in Intermediate Macroeconomics?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(1), pages 74-90, March.
    3. 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.

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    Financial crisis; teaching; undergraduate; macroeconomics.;
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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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