Yaya Sissoko presented a poster titled, “Integration of Economics from the Classroom
to the Newspaper” (co-authored with Brian Sloboda) at the AEA Economic Education Poster Session: in Atlanta, Georgia.
This assignment entails the writing of two short articles for a
newspaper. These short writing pieces would be like Hal Varian’s Economic Scene
columns which appeared monthly in the New York Times. Other newspapers often have similar
pieces. Hal Varian keeps an online
repository of his articles.
Some of the benefits of a creative writing
assignment include: awareness, knowledge, and critical thinking about the topic;
improved writing skills; enhanced analytical and/or cognitive abilities;
enhanced research traits; developed ability of peer-reviewing process; and improved
learning of application of real-life examples, such as the examination of the
concepts from the principles of macroeconomics to evaluate the economic policy
in the United States and abroad.
Department of Economics