The Coolest Econ Courses: Fall 2013

As students head back to school, many educators are already thinking about what they are going to teach next year. To help get those creative juices flowing, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting, untraditional economics classes being offered Fall 2013. If you’re thinking about sponsoring a new class in the coming […]

Just Keep Playing: Repeated Games Made Easy

Interactive strategic games are both fun and engaging to students interested in learning social science subjects, and can be an ideal complement to the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ lecture. However, with games and with lectures in the social sciences, there is often some detachment of what is taught in classrooms to reality. For example, the […]

The Games Played ‘Round the World

Social science experiments have traditionally been run on university campuses in North America and Europe. This results in a fairly narrow view of the world. As Joe Henrich and his colleagues Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan point out in an article in Nature in 2010, most subjects in such experiments are “WEIRD”: they come from […]