Are fairy tales merely bedtime stories that offer amusement and wisdom for children, or are they stories about rational individuals (in a world of magic) making choices to allocate scarce resources and maximize utility?
Learn how fairy tales serve both purposes, giving you an opportunity to strengthen student understanding of economic concepts like scarcity, opportunity cost, utility, and more with familiar stories. Three Econiful members will win a $50 gift card.
Assistant Professor of Economics at Shepherd University
Amanda Mandzik received her PhD in economics from West Virginia University in 2014. She taught economics as a lecturer at Penn State University from 2014 to 2018 and, since then, she has been an Assistant Professor in Economics at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She has taught Introductory Economics, Statistics, Development Economics, and International Trade. Amanda lives in Maryland with her husband and six kids.