The Tasks of Economics Education

20 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2010 Last revised: 9 Nov 2010

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Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2010


Economics is too often taught poorly in college and universities. We too often present the material both in a boring and too complicated a fashion. Economics is counter-intuitive, but it can be, and should be, taught in an entertaining and simple manner -- stressing the basic principles of the discipline and stressing application of these principles to understand economic life in all its variety.

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Boettke, Peter J., The Tasks of Economics Education (August 1, 2010). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-25. Available at SSRN: or

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