11 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2009

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Sheldon H. Stein

Cleveland State University - Economics

Date Written: January 22, 2009


John Taylor has found that entertaining his students is an effective tool for economic education in his classroom teaching. The success of Freakonomics has demonstrated that how we package the economic toolkit can be not only educational but profitable. In this paper, it is demonstrated how the use of silly stories and bizarre poems can be used as mnemonic devices to help students learn and retain economic concepts and ideas even when their presence in our classrooms is often involuntary.

JEL Classification: A20, A22

Suggested Citation

Stein, Sheldon H., Econo-Mneumonics (January 22, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Sheldon H. Stein (Contact Author)

Cleveland State University - Economics ( email )

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