Educating Economists

The Teagle Discussion on Re-evaluating the Undergraduate Economics Major

by David Colander, KimMarie McGoldrick

The economics major is a central part of a college education. Is that economics major doing what it is meant to do? And if not, how should it be changed? This book provides a provocative discussion of the economics major by many of the leaders in US economic education. It questions issues such as whether the disciplinary nature of undergraduate education is squeezing out the 'big-think' questions, and replacing them with 'little-think' questions, and whether we should change graduate training of economists to better prepare them to be teachers, rather than researchers.

  • Edward Elgar Publishing; January 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849801959
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  • Title: Educating Economists
  • Author: David Colander (ed.); KimMarie McGoldrick (ed.)
  • Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited