Teaching political economy to students of property economics: Mission impossible?

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Journal Article
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2017, 8 (4)
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It is widely held by economists that students of (property) economics self-select to be taught mainstream economics. My experience of teaching a pluralist subject called ‘property and political economy’ (PPE) has proved to be entirely different. Although some students initially described it as ‘irrelevant’, major pedagogic revisions have considerably improved students’ ratings of the subject. This experience calls into question the view that property economics students are seeking only vocational training to pursue personal wealth. However, it is a mistake to assume that students have an intrinsic desire to study pluralist political economy, even if taught effectively.
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