Best Educational Note in The Journal of Private Enterprise

Each year the Association of Private Enterprise Education awards the best academic article addressing educational issues or concerns published in The Journal of Private Enterprise. The award is presented to the author(s) that made a significant contribution to the research and literature of education of free markets.

Past Recipients

2021 Dismal Dating: A Student’s Guide to Romance Using the Economic Way of Thinking
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 35, Issue 3, Fall 2020
Ninos Malek and Charity-Joy Acchiardo
2020 How Do Principles Textbooks Treat the Return to Entrepreneurship? The Missing Factor
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 34, Issue 3, Fall 2019
John Estill and Tom Means
2019 Teaching How Markets Work Using the Economics of The Office Website
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 33, Issue 3, Fall 2018
Daniel Kuester and Dirk Mateer
2018 Don’t Be a “Jibbering Idiot”: Economic Principles and the Properly Trained Economist
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 32, Issue 3, Fall 2017
Peter Boettke
2017 Economists Have No Defense: A Critical Review of National Defense in Economics Textbooks
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 31, Issue 4, Winter 2016
Christopher Coyne and David S. Lucas
2016 Did You Say That Voting Is Ridiculous? Using South Park to Teach Public Choice
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 30, Issue 3, Fall 2015
Adam J. Hoffer and George R. Crowley
2015 Textbook Confessions: Government Failure
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 29, Issue 3, Fall 2014
Hugo Eyzaguirre, Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, and J. Brian O’Roark
2014 Using Popular Music to Teach Principles of Economics: Beyoncé’s Take on Demand and Quantity Demanded
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 28, Issue 2, Spring 2013
Leonid A. Krasnozhon
2013 A Pedagogical Note on Bastiat’s Restraint of Trade
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 27, Issue 2, Spring 2012
Cecil E. Bohanon
2012 Using Drew Carey in the Classroom
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 26, Issue 2, Spring 2011
Holian, Matthew J
2009 Using Video Clips to Teach Creative Destruction
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 25, Issue 1, Fall 2009
Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.
2008 Teaching Private Enterprise Through Tunes: An Abecedarium of Music for Economists
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 23, Issue 2, Spring 2008
Joshua C. Hall, Robert A. Lawson, J. Dirk Mateer, and Andrew Rice
2007 A Taste of Protectionism: Coca-Cola in the Classroom
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 23, Issue 1, Fall 2007
Benjamin Powell
2006 Teaching Economic Principles With Comic Strips
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 22, Issue 1, Fall 2006
Robert A. Lawson
2005 Homer Economicus : Using The Simpsons to Teach Economics
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 20, Issue 2, Spring 2005
Joshua Hall
2002 Student Attitudes Towards the Market System : An Inquiry and Analysis
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring 2002
Charles H. Breeden, and Noreen E. Lephardt
2001 Free Markets on Film : Hollywood and Capitalism
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 16, Issue 2, Spring 2001
Robert Formaini
2000 Lessons from The Lorax
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 16, Issue 1, Fall 2000
Michael Hammock, J. Wilson Mixon, Jr., and Michael F. Patrono
1999 Add Up to Success for Small Businesses in Economically Challenged Areas
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Roderick S. Barclay
1998 Onyx Music: A Case Project for Introduction to Accounting
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Scott Fouch and Debra Kerby