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ERIC Number: EJ963638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Following Zahka: Using Nobel Prize Winners' Speeches and Ideas to Teach Economics
Shanahan, Martin P.; Wilson, John K.; Becker, William E.
Journal of Economic Education, v43 n2 p190-199 2012
Over 20 years ago, the late William Zahka (1990, 1998) outlined how the acceptance speeches of those who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science could be used to teach undergraduates. This article updates and expands Zahka's work, identifying some of the issues discussed by recent Nobel Laureates, classifying their speeches by topic and level of difficulty, and providing some examples of how their work could be integrated into undergraduate courses. Particular examples illustrate how the material might be used in introductory and later courses, and the Laureates' insights on research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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