Sunday, 24 April 2016

Try this: Bazinganomics

Dirk Mateer has done it again. While browsing the latest issue of the Journal of Economic Education, I found this short paper by James Tierney (Penn State), Dirk Mateer (Arizona University), Ben Smith (University of Nebraska-Omaha), Jadrian Wooten (Penn State), and Wayne Geerling (Penn State), referring the to website Bazinganomics. The website uses scenes from the comedy show The Big Bang Theory to illustrate economic concepts - everything from markets, elasticity, and externalities, to unemployment and economic growth. Some of the examples are a little strained, but if you're a fan of the show (and I know many of my students are), then there is a lot in there that is of value.


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