Economics of NBC’s Parks and Recreation is the work of Jadrian Wooten from Penn State University and Kalina Staub from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project is an independent endeavor and unassociated with our host institutions.
We started this project in order to add to the already beneficial resources available online that connect pop culture to economic concepts. Websites already exist on The Economics of The Big Bang Theory, The Economics of Seinfeld, The Economics of The Office, and The Economics of Shark Tank.
Since the final episode of Parks and Recreation aired in 2015, the goal of this site is to provide teaching resources and lesson plans to high school and college faculty. If you identify a clip that is not on the website, please contact me.