Welcome to the Political Economy Resource Page
Below you will find a host of links to courses, exercises, syllabi, and several other teaching materials for Political Economy. The aim is to have a one-stop-shop for all Political Economy teaching material needs, so you can save yourself an hour of googling while getting dependable, reliable resources for your course. Hopefully, this can save a few hours of your overworked schedule and ease your struggles as a teacher.
Please feel free to comment or ask questions on the Teacher Discussion Board.
1.) Stanford Political Economy Resources - This link brings you to a repository of Syllabi collected by the Teaching and Learning Repository for a New Moral Political Economy, which Stanford University hosts.
2.) Dollars & Sense - Progressive Resources for Teaching Economics - Joining the fight against the traditional Mankiw education resources and other conservative or right-wing economics. The link provides a plethora of economic teaching resources for progressive-minded teachers.
3.) MIT Political Economy and Economic Development - The following course is free through MIT's OPEN COURSEWARE. The course is an undergraduate course taught by Prof. Benjamin Olken from Fall 2012.
4.) EDx - EDx is a free, open-software education website. They currently have five courses available for Political Economy courses
5.) Progress in Political Economy (PPE) - Here, you'll find a blog post from Ben Richardson and Anika Heckwolf from 2018 describing their experiences of teaching a Political Economy Workshop.
6.) Teaching Political Economy: Curriculum and Pedagogy - The following is a 2005 paper from the Australasian Journal of Economics Education by Frank Stillwell. It covers the different methods of teaching Political Economy and focuses on a 'problem-oriented' or 'system-oriented' approach to problem-solving.
7.) Open Education Resource (OER) Political Science - Here is another repository, which has more to do with political science but provides resources for open and sustainable teaching and learning materials.
9.) International Trade Game - The following is courtesy of Economics Network, and the game is a version of the World Trade Game developed by the Third World development charity Action Aid. We thank John Sloman for detailing the guidelines and rules of the game. The game allows students to learn about international trade by acting responsibly for global business.