Title: Using cinematic gangsters, samurais and robots to teach economics through film

Authors: Daniel Diaz Vidal; Robert Beekman

Addresses: John H. Sykes College of Business, University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606-1490, USA ' John H. Sykes College of Business, University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606-1490, USA

Abstract: The economics education literature has been showing significant signs of a push away from traditional lectures, 'chalk and talk', to more innovative and attractive pedagogies that are more effective and better suited for today's generation. This paper is another contribution to this literature as it invites the economics instructor to use films to teach economics. The paper presents several movies and a documentary with a list of associated economic theories and concepts that can be related to specific clips. The paper serves as an invitation to the reader to use these examples, with a hope that she/he will create and disseminate her/his own examples going forward.

Keywords: economics education; educational films; teaching economics; innovative teaching; active learning; student engagement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2021.121378

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2021 Vol.12 No.3/4, pp.282 - 307

Received: 18 May 2021
Accepted: 24 Nov 2021

Published online: 03 Mar 2022 *

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