Mourao, Paulo (2005): La Economia y Las Uvas de la ira. Published in: Cuadernos de Economia (Colombia) , Vol. XXIV, No. 43 (2005): pp. 65-81.
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Students may remark that, “Economics are not real.” This work suggests how Economics may help us to understand our world better. Steinbeck’s well-known novel, The Grapes of Wrath, tried to relate basic economic concepts to the events portrayed in the book to show that both Economics and Literature are useful for explaining the Great Depression’s complexity, specifically the complexity associated with workers migrating from state to state. This should make this text stimulating for some introductory undergraduate courses, suggesting market laws and other useful basic notions such as imperfect information, competitive markets or collective bargaining.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of Minho, Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas|
|Original Title:||La Economia y Las Uvas de la ira|
|English Title:||Talking about economics using The Grapes of Wrath|
|Keywords:||teaching of economics; market for economists; unemployment|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics > A22 - Undergraduate
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A11 - Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
|Depositing User:||Reis Mourão|
|Date Deposited:||03. May 2007|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 20:07|
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