Adam Ruins Everything, Except Economics

29 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last revised: 31 Jul 2018

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Jadrian Wooten

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

James Tierney

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 16, 2018

Abstract

Adam Ruins Everything is a self-proclaimed “half-hour information comedy show” that appears on truTV. The main goal of the show is to take topics and discuss how they are not as great as one might expect; for example, gift giving. In doing this, Adam Ruins Everything touches on many economics topics that are relevant to introductory-level courses. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the network television show Adam Ruins Everything to aid instructors interested in adopting television clips into the classroom.

Keywords: teaching economics, economics education, classroom media

JEL Classification: A10, A22

Suggested Citation

Wooten, Jadrian and Tierney, James, Adam Ruins Everything, Except Economics (February 16, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3125143 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3125143

Jadrian Wooten (Contact Author)

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James Tierney

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics ( email )

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University park, PA 16802
United States
814-865-7383 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.jamestierney.com/teaching

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