Why 1st Year Economics Needs a New Curriculum

By Peter G.L. Harkness.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper describes some major shortcomings of orthodox university economics courses, and concludes with what would be a better, more enlightened and educational syllabus for first year Economics.

Keywords: Economics, First Year, Curriculum, Syllabus, Micro Economics, Macroeconomics, Neoclassical Economics, University Economics, Ideology

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp.241-250. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 866.027KB).

Mr Peter G.L. Harkness

As well as many years of lecturing in Economics, I have worked as a practising economist in the Treasury Department,Canberra, and at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and also as Chief Economist at the Rural Water Commission in Melbourne.


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