May 08 2008

Welker’s daily links 05/08/2008

Published by at 10:30 pm under Daily Links

  • From “” is a really cool timeline of the history of Economic thought, from Adam Smith to the Apple Computer. This website was created by a veteran Econ teacher and has some interesting bits for students and teachers of the “dismal science”.

    tags: economics, education, resources, history

  • We hear so much about China’s emergence as an economic superpower that we may forget what a naturally beautiful and geographically diverse country it is. This slideshow from National Geographic offers a little perspective of the true beauty of the fastest growing country in the world.

    tags: China, geography, economics

About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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3 Responses to “Welker’s daily links 05/08/2008”

  1. Timon 13 May 2008 at 8:34 pm

    The timeline seems to be more of a business history or entrepreneur timeline. While I didn't click

    on every date, most of the dates between Smith and Keynes appeared to be entrepreneurial in nature (Hamilton excepted, althought I wouldn't rate him as an economist). They seemed to have missed Ricardo, Marshall, Marx and host of others.

  2. Jason Welkeron 13 May 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Tim, you're right, it is more of a timeline of innovations and technological progress. In a way, this is still relevant to economics though as many of the developments chronicled represent sources of increased productivity and economic growth since America's foundation.

  3. Lorin Maazelon 24 Apr 2012 at 5:07 pm

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