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Using K-Pop to Teach Indifference Curve Analysis, Behavioral Economics and Game Theory

Wayne Geerling, Kristofer Nagy (), Elaine Rhee () and Jadrian Wooten
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Kristofer Nagy: Monash University
Elaine Rhee: University of Arizona

No 2021-18, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Economic educators have been teaching with pop culture for decades, but until recently the focus was on English-based media. In this paper, we build on the work of Wooten al. (2021b), who showed how K-pop can be integrated into the principles-level curriculum. We develop three teaching guides that can be used to teach aspects of behavioral economics, game theory and indifference curve analysis – topics which are taught at the end of most principles-level courses but are also standalone upper level courses. The three artists chosen – BTS, BLACKPINK and TWICE – have huge global followings. We hope this paper will contribute to the library of diverse and inclusive teaching resources while helping to address the deficit of resources available to instructors of upper level courses.

Keywords: Inclusive teaching; media; music; teaching economics; game theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A20 A21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-cwa and nep-gth
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