Classroom Ideas from the Journal of Economic Perspectives
Here we provide an index for two teaching-oriented columns from the JEP.
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"In presenting economic puzzles, I have three goals in mind: some puzzles are chosen to stimulate research; others offer examples that will help undergraduate and graduate teaching; all should provide quality distractions during seminars."
-from the editor's introduction by Barry Nalebuff
- Noisy Prisoners, Manhattan Locations and More - Barry Nalebuff, Summer 1987
- Choose a Curtain, Duel-ity, Two Point Conversions, and More - Barry Nalebuff, Autumn 1987
- Penny Stocks, Discount Brokers, Better Bidding and More - Barry Nalebuff, Winter 1988
- Cider in Your Ear, Continuing Dilemma, The Last Shall Be First, and More - Barry Nalebuff, Spring 1988
- Sylvia, Ice Cream and more - Joseph Farrell, Summer 1988
- Blockades, Carrier Missions, Secret Intelligence, and More - Barry Nalebuff, Autumn 1988
- The Other Person's Envelope is Always Greener - Barry Nalebuff, Winter 1989
- Love and Spaghetti, The Opportunity Cost of Virtue - Ted Bergstrom, Spring 1989
- The Arbitrage Mirage, Wait Watchers, and More - Barry Nalebuff, Summer 1989
- Slot Machines, Zomepirac, Squash, and More - Barry Nalebuff, Winter 1990
- Queues, Coups and More - Barry Nalebuff, Spring 1990
- On the Economics of Crime and Confiscation - Ted Bergstrom, Summer 1990
- Professional Advice and Other Hazards - Suzanne Scotchmer, Autumn 1990
"Economics is often taught at a level of abstraction that can hinder some students from gaining basic intuition. However, lecture and textbook presentations can be complemented with classroom exercises in which students make decisions and interact. This approach can increase interest in and reduce skepticism about economic theory. This feature offers short descriptions of classroom exercises for a variety of economics courses, with something of an emphasis on the more popular undergraduate courses."
-from the editor's introduction by Charles A. Holt