EC101: Links for 18th July, 2019

Some news: the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (where I work) recently started an undergraduate program in economics. I can’t tell you how excited I am at the opportunity to teach young people economics. Hopefully – although I cannot commit to this yet – I will be able to keep you updated with what we’re trying that’s different, and what I learn through the process of teaching in this program.

In honor of this first batch of students, though, here are five links from two people who have inspired me, and countless others, to both learn and teach economics. Marginal Revolution: thank you.

  1. What should I read to learn economics?
  2. What’s the shortest description of economics as a field of study?
  3. How soon is too soon to start teaching economics?
  4. Can skating teach you about economics? Well, uh, it’s complicated
  5. The most important lesson in economics I have ever learnt, and can ever teach.


As I said, I hope to update this blog regularly with lessons I have learnt, of many sorts. And fingers crossed, I will be able to do so. Here is the syllabus, in case you are interested.  In the meantime, if you have suggestions, comments, feedback – please do let me know.



Author: Ashish

Prof at Gokhale Institute, Pune, Blogger at, Podcaster at

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