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  • February 26, 2018

Do You Use JEP Articles as Course Readings? Tell Us About It!

Editors of JEP are currently collecting concrete examples of successful uses of JEP articles in classroom settings.

Chris Fleisher

If you have JEP articles on your syllabus, we at the Journal of Economic Perspectives earnestly request your assistance. Among the goals for this journal, we hope to be useful to students and teachers. To facilitate and foster the use of JEP articles in the classroom, we would like to collect and make available concrete examples of successful use of JEP articles on reading lists or in classroom settings. If you would like to share your JEP-related class material, please send an email to Timothy Taylor, Managing Editor of JEP, at taylort@macalester.edu.

If you know of colleagues who use JEP material in their classes, please help us in spreading the word. This invitation is meant broadly. If you are just using one or a few JEP articles in the classroom, and they are working well for you, let us know. If you sometimes assign JEP articles to groups of students and then have the students explain the articles to the rest of the class, tell us about it. If you are running a JEP-centric class with a substantial proportion of JEP articles on the reading list, we definitely want to hear from you. Our main focus is on undergraduate courses, but if you have recommendations at the graduate level, we are glad to hear about those, as well. If time permits, type some lines to let us know how long the articles have been on your reading list and what articles are working best for you and your students. Please feel encouraged to attach a copy of your syllabus, too. 

Given enough responses, we would compile a short article for JEP and list some of the most widely-used JEP articles for different courses. Along with that article, we could post on the JEP website a more detailed description, course by course, of what JEP articles are being used successfully. We could also offer some testimonial evidence from those who have used them.

Thank you for your help.

Enrico Moretti, Editor
Timothy Taylor, Managing Editor