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August 1, 2007

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Economics Education

Nick Kristof and Greg Mankiw talk about the need for better economics education. But I scowled at Mankiw’s invocation of textbooks. You know what’d be a great place to teach economics and statistics in a new, more effective way? A game school!

Posted August 1, 2007 at 12:30 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Society/Culture


Mankiw is the author of the the introductory micro and macro books that I competed against most often when selling textbooks. That venture has to be giving him an extra couple hundred grand every time there is a new edition. So, to use econ-speak, Mr. Mankiw has a strong incentive to enlarge the economics textbook market.

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