Teaching Economics with Breaking Bad

20 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2020 Last revised: 23 Oct 2020

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Steve Muchiri

Eastern Connecticut State University - Department of Business Administration

Mihai Paraschiv

State University of New York (SUNY) - State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego

Jadrian Wooten

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 27, 2020

Abstract

Breaking Bad is currently ranked fifth by the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDB) Top 250 television shows based on user rankings and second among 100 shows reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. Despise the series ending in 2013, Al-Bahrani et al. (2016) find that current students still rank the show among their favorites. Building on the work of Duncan et al. (2020), this paper introduces five lesson plans associated with clips from Breaking Bad. The lesson plans also include clips from outside sources and classroom activities.

Keywords: economics education, classroom media, website

JEL Classification: A2, A20, A22

Suggested Citation

Muchiri, Steve and Paraschiv, Mihai and Wooten, Jadrian, Teaching Economics with Breaking Bad (January 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3525829 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3525829

Steve Muchiri

Eastern Connecticut State University - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Willimantic, CT 06226
United States

Mihai Paraschiv

State University of New York (SUNY) - State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego ( email )

7060 NY-104
Oswego, NY 13126-3599
United States

Jadrian Wooten (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics ( email )

University Park
303 Kern Graduate Building
State College, PA 16802
United States

HOME PAGE: http://JadrianWooten.com

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