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

Classroom Games

"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