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Monday, August 6, 2007

Book Review Pending

I am currently reading Steven Cohn's: "Reintroducing Macroeconomics: A Critical Approach."

The book is a heterodox economic critique of mainstream macro thought that is taught in today's classes. I hope to use the book along with Mankiw's mainstream text to help with a point-counterpoint way of teaching this fall.

I can imagine that will be difficult as I tried somewhat last year to broaden the discussion beyond the mainstream (to include some post-keynesinan ideas, contributions of psychology, ran some class experiments...) to some success, but also some confusion by the students.

I still don't know how best to broaden the scope while simultaneously cover all the necessary mainstream topics for the common final exam. It may be impossible; I don't know. Anybody with any thoughts please let me know. Look for my review of Cohn's book in a week or two.


Mike Fladlien said...

i thought about making my students write critical papers or make a blog...thanks for caring about our students economic education to take a chance and deviate from the mainstream...

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