Some of the diversions we found didn’t fit under one specific title. So here is a somewhat eclectic collection.
Teaching with Comics
Robert Lawson has written a journal article on ‘Teaching Economics with Comic Strips’.
The full article has a range of different comic strips, Snoopy included, with varying explanations of different economic theories.
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal is a very popular tea-time show on Channel 4. There are a few pieces of research into the show, especially this piece by Thierry Post et al.
Michael Wesch teaches an Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Class at Kansas State University. He surveyed 200 students regarding their time and experiences of University and chose to present his findings through a short film. Not strictly to do with economics but definitely an insight into the experiences of fellow students, the film has been viewed over 2.5 million times and caused quite a stir when it was released – mainly due to its stark statistics.
Popular Economics Blogs
AccountingDegree.com have put together a list of the top 25 popular economics blogs, aimed at varying levels of familiarity with economic topics and concepts.
Economics Online is another great resource for economics students including a great blog and information on markets, the economy, and business.
Economics in Action
The Economics in Action blog aims to show real world and novel examples of economics, ranging from the question of minimum wage and sickness to studies into hormonal cycles of lap dancers. This blog is part of the Why Study Economics site and includes written articles, audio, and links, hoping to provide you with different ideas and insights into the economics world.
Lots of Economists tweet. We have chosen some favourites.