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.