Press Articles

Press articles are probably the most common illustration tool used by Economics Instructors.


However, Kelley (1983) and Wood (1985) identified two limitations with the use of press articles:

  • Just asking students to read the articles is not effective;

  • There are shortcomings in news coverage of economics.

To alleviate these problems, they recommend:

  1. Create “your own newspaper”- select four or five articles every week in which the instructor underlines key economics terms.

  2. Educating students about these shortcomings.

The Economics Instructor's Toolbox

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The Economics Instructor's Toolbox was originally published in International Review of Economics Education

Picault, J. (2019), The Economics Instructor’s Toolbox, International Review of Economics Education 30,100154.