Title: How introductory macroeconomics should be taught after the global financial crisis: data from Greek university students

Authors: John Marangos; Marilou Ioakimidis

Addresses: Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Greece ' University of Peloponnese, Greece and Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to review a range of suggestions made in the literature to improve economics pedagogy following the recent global financial crisis. In addition, we scrutinise responses to a survey of macroeconomics students from the University of Macedonia to determine issues in teaching economics and what the responses imply about how pedagogy may be improved. Both the literature and the survey analysis suggest the importance of teaching economics more relevant and responsive to real-world economic phenomena. However, different ways of accomplishing this objective are suggested by the two sources. The analysis of the Greek student survey also suggests the importance of addressing the issue of non-authoritative versus authoritative sources of information.

Keywords: economic crisis; macroeconomics; teaching economics; Greece; pluralism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2019.101725

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2019 Vol.10 No.2, pp.155 - 170

Received: 19 Oct 2017
Accepted: 17 Feb 2018

Published online: 23 Aug 2019 *

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