All I Want for Christmas is an A on My Econ Final: A Holdiay-Themed Review Class

25 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2022

Date Written: February 13, 2022

Abstract

Traditionally, final exams for the fall semester are sandwiched between Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season. Regrettably, the flurry of academic and extracurricular events creates an atmosphere ripe for distracted or reluctant students. The goal of this paper is to help instructors of undergraduate economics classes design a cumulative review class using familiar holiday movies. By harnessing the excitement of the season in a fun but applicable way, instructors can help students focus on finishing the semester strong. The topics suggested for review are basic economics concepts from an introductory level course including opportunity costs, comparative advantage, supply and demand, GDP, unemployment, inflation, production functions, the banking system, and aggregate demand.

Keywords: Economic Education, Teaching of Economics, Undergraduate, Introductory Economics, Christmas

JEL Classification: A2, A22

Suggested Citation

Mandzik, Amanda, All I Want for Christmas is an A on My Econ Final: A Holdiay-Themed Review Class (February 13, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4033606 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4033606

Amanda Mandzik (Contact Author)

Shepherd University ( email )

301 N. King St.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
United States

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