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Is there a transatlantic divide in undergraduate macroeconomics teaching?

Manfred G�rtner, Björn Griesbach and Florian Jung
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Applied Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 21, issue 5, 297-303

Abstract: The global financial crisis triggered different policy responses in Europe and the United States. Interestingly, survey results suggest that there is also a significant difference in how undergraduate macroeconomics instructors responded to the crisis, with US instructors placing significantly more emphasis on financial topics than their European peers. This note considers whether such differences may be attributed to differences in instructors' profiles and teaching environments. The results suggest that, rather than explaining this gap, the transatlantic divide becomes even wider when analysed in a multivariate setting.

Date: 2014
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