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.

Students today

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.


Lots of Economists tweet. We have chosen some favourites.