David R. Henderson  

Econlib in Classes

There's only one sensible way ... Too Many...

When I was at the Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE) annual meetings in Las Vegas last week, two professors came up to me and, unsolicited, sang high praises of Liberty Fund's Library of Economics and Liberty web site. Both gave me permission to name them.

Cecil Bohanon of Ball State University told me that the materials on the site--he singled out the classic books such as The Wealth of Nations, the Feature Articles, and The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics--allow him to avoid having his students buy an expensive textbook. Instead, he can use the Liberty Fund materials and have his students subscribe to The Economist.

Lauren Heller of Berry College singled out The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics as being very useful for her students.

I recommend that other professors take a look at some of the materials. You might save your students a lot of search and a fair amount of money.

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Phil writes:

Instead of a textbook, I use readings from the Concise Encyclopedia for micro, macro, and money & banking. I also link to Bastiat. This exposes students to a variety of economists and saves them money.

dave smith writes:

I am moving away from texts as quickly as I can. (only one class I teach has a text required).

Texts are too long, too expensive, and too boring.

Amy Willis writes:

We LOVE to hear about folks using Econlib resources in their teaching...Another collection you might want to check out is our Guides section...College and High School guides organized by topic, EconTalk Listening Guides, etc...

Art Carden writes:

I've always been a HUGE fan of EconLib resources. I use the encyclopedia, EconLog, EconTalk, the articles...

In fact, I just sent my intermediate macro students a link to Buchanan & Wagner's "Democracy in Deficit" for class next week, and I sent my principles students Bastiat's "What is Seen, and What is Not Seen."

Mike Hammock writes:

I had my honors students read David Henderson's entry on rent-seeking just yesterday, and they're supposed to read some of The Calculus of Consent for Monday's class. I also have them read The Use of Information in Society, and the Petition of the Candlemakers--and these are all on Econlib. I'm pretty sure I assign several other things on the site as well.

Jeremey Arnold writes:

I just want to say, Dr. Bohanon was one of my two favorite professors in the Ball State Economics department and they both had deep impacts on my life and the way I looked at the world around me. So nice to see a great prof get a shoutout he definitely deserves.

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