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Oh, the Economics You'll Find in Dr. Seuss!


Ben Miller


Economics Department, UCSD

Michael W. Watts


Purdue University - Department of Economics

March 12, 2009


Abstract:     
We provide a list of economic concepts and issues covered in all of the children's books published by Theodor Geisel, writing under the pen names of Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, or Rosetta Stone. We discuss his treatment of the concepts and issues that appear most often and that are treated in greater depth, especially in his works for relatively older readers. We begin with a brief biography to show that much of the economic content in these works reflects Geisel's personal experiences or the major historical events of his lifetime. Some of it may also be attributable to college courses in economics that both he and his first wife completed.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

JEL Classification: A20, A21, A22

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Date posted: March 19, 2009  

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Miller, Ben and Watts, Michael W., Oh, the Economics You'll Find in Dr. Seuss! (March 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1364412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1364412

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Ben Miller
Economics Department, UCSD ( email )
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
United States
Michael W. Watts (Contact Author)
Purdue University - Department of Economics ( email )
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United States
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