Teaching Macroeconomics After the Crisis : A Survey Among Undergraduate Instructors in Europe and the United States

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

The Great Recession raised questions of what and how macroeconomists teach at academic institutions around the globe, and what changes in the macroeconomics curriculum should be made. The authors conducted a survey of undergraduate macroeconomics instructors affiliated with colleges and universities in Europe and the United States at the end of 2010. The results show that courses feature very much the same lineups of models as they did before the crisis. A notable exception concerns public debt dynamics, which receives considerably more emphasis. The finer fabric of undergraduate macroeconomics teaching, however, shows substantial shifts: 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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Authors Gärtner, Manfred; Griesbach, Björn & Jung, Florian
Projects Gärtner, Manfred; Griesbach, Björn & Jung, Florian (2009) Understanding and teaching macroeconomic crises [applied research project]
Journal or Publication Title The Journal of Economic Education
Language English
Keywords curriculum, financial crisis, macroeconomics, teaching, undergraduate
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Economic Policy
Refereed Yes
Date 23 September 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Place of Publication New York
Volume 44
Number 4
Page Range 406-416
Number of Pages 11
ISSN 0022-0485
ISSN-Digital 2152-4068
Publisher DOI 10.1080/00220485.2013.827050
Depositing User Prof. em. Manfred Gärtner
Date Deposited 26 Jul 2013 10:49
Last Modified 04 Oct 2013 20:14
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/224626

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Gärtner, Manfred; Griesbach, Björn & Jung, Florian (2013) Teaching Macroeconomics After the Crisis : A Survey Among Undergraduate Instructors in Europe and the United States. The Journal of Economic Education, 44 (4). 406-416. ISSN 0022-0485

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