Has the way universities teach economics changed enough?Guardian.
Lecturer Alan Fernihough says the economic history module added to the course at Queen’s University Belfast “gives students a long-run perspective on economic conditions and helps contextualise the recent state of the global economy”.
A new first-year module at Royal Holloway, University of London, covers non-market voices in economics; growth from an historical perspective; difficult allocations for markets to handle; and behavioural economics. Professor Jeff Frank says he and his colleagues saw a “market opportunity” to make changes to the course. “Students realised that the dry-as-a-bone economics they were being taught couldn’t deal with the complexities of economic issues,” Frank says.
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