Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 14 No. 2 (Spring 2000)


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Classroom Games: Making Money

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Laury, Susan K., and Charles A. Holt. 2000. "Classroom Games: Making Money." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(2): 205-213.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.2.205


Economics is often taught at a level of abstraction that can hinder some students from gaining basic intuition. However, lecture and textbook presentations can be complemented with classroom exercises in which students make decisions and interact. The approach can increase interest in and decrease skepticism about economic theory. This feature offers short descriptions of classroom exercises for a variety of economics courses, with something of an emphasis on the more popular undergraduate courses.

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Laury, Susan K. (GA State U)
Holt, Charles A. (U VA)

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A22: Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: Undergraduate
E52: Monetary Policy


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