September 1, 2010

Making Economics a Transformative Experience

  • Christopher Coyne

    Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
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This essay focuses on Peter Boettke as an undergraduate teacher of economics. Hutt (1936), Buchanan (1996), and Klein (1999, 2001) argue that economists play an important role in educating citizens by instilling an understanding of the core principles of economics . This paper discusses the characteristics of an effective teacher in this regard. Peter Boettke embodies all of these characteristics and serves as an example to those who strive to be effective teachers of economic concepts and ideas.

Read the article at the Journal of Private Enterprise.