Cartoons and Economics: General Analysis Based on Colombian Economic Cartoons

Universidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía Documentos de Trabajo No. 69

24 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2020

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Juanita Villaveces

Universidad del Rosario

Paul Andrés Rodríguez-Lesmes

University College London - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2009

Abstract

May cartoons be considered as a viable and credible source for the study of economics? There is hardly any research on the subject, even though there is a quite significant amount of cartoons with economic content. This suggests that economics (and economists) have not paid enough attention and do not incorporate in their analysis a relevant primary source. The present paper aims to explore the value of using cartoons as a complementary primary source in economic analysis. We present a way of analyzing economic history through cartoons; first, reviewing cartoons which describe particular historical circumstances and second, examining cartoons that represent generic economic situations and are not necessarily linked to a historical period. We chose 17 cartoons, from different cartoonist, especially Colombian cartoonists that may give us an idea of economic matters and economic history.

Keywords: Cartoons, economic history, Colombia, economic cartoon

JEL Classification: N1

Suggested Citation

Villaveces, Juanita and Rodríguez-Lesmes, Paul Andrés, Cartoons and Economics: General Analysis Based on Colombian Economic Cartoons (August 1, 2009). Universidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía Documentos de Trabajo No. 69, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1493000

Juanita Villaveces (Contact Author)

Universidad del Rosario ( email )

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Colombia

Paul Andrés Rodríguez-Lesmes

University College London - Department of Economics ( email )

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London WC1E 6BT, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/paulrodriguezlesmes/

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