Morten Jerven Morten Jerven

Reading Economics

My latest paper in the Canadian Journal of Development studies is a suggestion for how we can teach economics to interdisciplinary students in development studies. This is the abstract:

What is the role of the economics discipline in teaching and studying international development today? This paper draws upon experiences of teaching and reading economics with students in interdisciplinary international development studies. The main conclusion is that economic literacy is a key ingredient in development studies. This paper discusses different interpretations of what economic literacy may entail and why this literacy is important. The conclusion suggests a number of paths to achieve the necessary level of understanding.

Access the paper here. For an ungated and ever so slightly different version see here.

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