Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

Direct Instruction

A post about education, but from an economics blog and with an economic concept subtly embedded. What is it?


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February 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Political freedom and economic freedom

Is there a relationship between “global freedom” and freedom of the marketplace? Read this article to explore the question—and ask what concepts can be put to work in thinking about the problem.

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February 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

Conservation economics

Of dollars and turtles. What economic concept can be put to work here?

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January 28, 2018 at 9:47 pm

The Cost of the Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government comes with costs, as this article shows. How many concepts can you identify in the piece?

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January 22, 2018 at 12:41 am

Yet another reason to learn a few of the niceties of English…

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November 16, 2017 at 2:15 am

Posted in Economic writing

One more reason to take Econ 479

Top-notch writing skills will carry a huge premium as they decrease in supply.

One of Ogilvy & Mather executive chair Miles Young’s predictions for the near-term future. Now back to work!

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September 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Blow, ye winds, blow

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September 11, 2017 at 1:14 am