Videos

Calhoun and Mateer (2012) identify videos as an exciting way to engage students. The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative provides valuable advice for the presentation of videos in the classroom.

 

Multiple videos are available for illustrating economics concepts. Some aim at directly illustrating concepts such as Murray and Nunley (2018) - http://www.econocast.net/.

 

Besides, a growing base of the literature suggests using videos from various TV sources to illustrate economic concepts. A very diverse collection of videos is the Economics Media Library presented in Wooten (2018)https://econ.video/. Other more focused resources are available such as the following. 

While longer videos may have more depth than shorter videos, they are at risk of reduced student engagement. Wooten (2020) provides technical solutions to better integrate longer videos, as it proposes to break longer videos into smaller segments to facilitate content integration and classroom discussion.

 

Clips from popular movies

Comprehensive reading list of literary texts with excerpts and commentary relating it to economics

Carrasco-Gallego (2017)Leet and Houser (2003); Mateer and Stephenson (2011); Sexton (2006); Vidal et al. (2020)

Clips from ‘Mad Max: Fury Roa

Mateer and Vachris (2017)

Clips from ‘Joy

Dalton and Logan (2020)

Episodes of ‘The Simpsons’

Luccasen and Thomas (2010)

Clips from ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Geerling et al. (2018)Tierney et al. (2016) - http://www.bazinganomics.com

Clips from ‘Modern Family’

Wooten et al. (2020)https://modernfamilyecon.com/ 

 

Clips from ‘Seinfeld’

Ghent et al. (2011)http://yadayadayadaecon.com/

Clips from ‘The Office’

Kuester et al. (2014)http://economicsoftheoffice.com/; Kuester and Mateer (2018)

Clips from ‘Park and Recreation’

Conaway and Clark (2015)Wooten and Staub (2019)https://economicsofparksandrec.com/

Clips from 'The Wire'

Cherrier (2016) - Article in French; English version available on the blog of the author 

Clips from various TV shows and other media sources

Mateer et al. (2011) - http://tvforecon.blogspot.ca/; Wooten (2018)https://econ.video/

Sports Clips from ESPN 30 for 30

Al‐Bahrani and Patel (2015); Crisp and Mixon Jr. (2012)

The Economics Instructor's Toolbox

Enhance Your Students Learning Experience

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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.