Reducing Information Asymmetry and Enhancing Economic Literacy in Principles Courses

15 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2018

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Chang Yee Kwan

Independent

Yvonne Chen

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Namrata Chindarkar

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Dodo Jesuthason Thampapillai

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Date Written: April 19, 2017

Abstract

This paper posits that the sequencing of topics in introductory economics texts plays a subtle, but potentially key, role in influencing the effective delivery of principles courses. The key criterion for effectiveness is the attainment of economic literacy. The effective role of sequencing is illustrated by recourse to the possible implications of the order of content on externalities and imperfect competition subsequent to the treatment of allocative efficiency by markets.

Suggested Citation

Kwan, Chang Yee and Chen, Yvonne and Chindarkar, Namrata and Thampapillai, Dodo Jesuthason, Reducing Information Asymmetry and Enhancing Economic Literacy in Principles Courses (April 19, 2017). Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 17-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2954909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2954909

Chang Yee Kwan

Independent ( email )

Yvonne Chen

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore

Namrata Chindarkar

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore

Dodo Jesuthason Thampapillai (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore
+6565164844 (Phone)

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