Economics in a Crisis: A Cautious Approach to Being Relevant

10 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2020

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Jadrian Wooten

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

Abdullah A. Al-Bahrani

Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance

Date Written: October 1, 2020

Abstract

While this may appear to be a good opportunity to bring real-life examples into the classroom and show how economics applies during a global pandemic, we advocate instead for a more cautious approach. One of the joys of teaching economic is that it can be applied to “everyday life,” but there are some moments in life where caution may be warranted.

Keywords: pandemic, inequality, relevancy

JEL Classification: A20, A21, A22

Suggested Citation

Wooten, Jadrian and Al-Bahrani, Abdullah A., Economics in a Crisis: A Cautious Approach to Being Relevant (October 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3703337 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3703337

Jadrian Wooten (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics ( email )

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

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Abdullah A. Al-Bahrani

Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

College of Business
BEP 425
Highland Heights, KY 41099
United States

HOME PAGE: http://abdullahalbahrani.com

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