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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Using Hamilton To Teach Economics

Hamilton 3Matthew C. Rousu (Susquehanna University) & Courtney A. Conrad (Susquehanna University), Economic Lessons from the Musical Hamilton, 2 J. Econ. Teaching 30 (2017):

The musical Hamilton is the most popular musical in recent history and might be the best single album one could use to teach economic concepts. We explore how the songs in Hamilton can be used to teach about opportunity cost, trade-offs, time preferences and time-inconsistent preferences, the Federal Reserve System and central banking, economic freedom, and more. We also provide discussion questions that educators could use to teach concepts presented in Hamilton.

(Hat Tip: Greg Mankiw.)  For more on my obsession with interest in Hamilton, see here and:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/08/using-hamilton-to-teach-economics.html

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