EconEd Conference Showcases Teaching Expertise in Economics in Higher Education

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New Orleans, October 16, 2019 -- The EconEd Conference, held annually by education publisher Macmillan Learning, doubles down its focus this year on knowledge sharing of best practices for teaching economics. #EconEd19 will be held this week, on Oct. 18-19 in New Orleans, and is free to instructors and the economics community via livestream, with no registration required.

The conference is held annually to offer professional development and community building for economics instructors. Among the highlights this year are presentations from acclaimed economic instructors Betsey Stevenon and Justin Wolfers, and a session with Loonshot: How to Nurture Crazy Ideas Author Safi BahcallEcon_Ed_Community_1.jpg

“We encounter economics all around us, in nearly every decision we make, and the speakers lined up for EconEd share Macmillan Learning’s goal of making economics more relatable and applicable to students’ everyday life experiences. From sessions on economics of ‘free’ goods like social media to the economics of environmental sustainability -- an issue aligned to Macmillan’s own mission of sustainability -- we hope to learn more about how instructors are motivating students’ creativity and curiosity about economics,” said Charles Linsmeier, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, Macmillan Learning.

Friday Sessions are from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT and include*:

Students Aren't Like Us, So How Can We Reach Them
Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan 

Learning Science and Insights: How Data and Insights Can Support You
Marcy Baughman, Macmillan Learning

Economics of Sustainability 
Madhavi Venkatesan, Northeastern University

Triangulated Teaching & Learning
Dave Anderson, Centre College

Access and Success: The Case for Reaching All Students in Economics

Economics of a Free Good
Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University

Economics (In)Action: Revamping a Survey of Economics Course
Sarah Jenyk, Youngstown State University

Loonshot: How to Nurture Crazy Ideas
Safi Bahcall, St. Martin’s Press 

Saturday Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to noon CT and include*:

Micro-Insertion: A Small Unit of Ethics Instruction
Scott Houser, Colorado School of Mines

Turning the Dreaded “Must Take Class” into the “Best Class Ever”: Bringing Economic Concepts to Life!
Eric Chiang, Florida Atlantic University

Knot Tying 101
Irene Foster and Students, George Washington University

Econofact & The Principles Course
Michael Klein, Tufts University 

One Step At A Time: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Applied Economics Research
Karen Bernhardt-Walther, York University 

Team-Based Learning Pedagogy in College Economics Classes
Phil Ruder, Pacific University

Make America Think Again
Reggie Gray, Dallas County Community College

Teaching Business Cycles to Principles Students.
Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan

Follow #EconEd19 on Twitter and on @MacmillanLearn. Media interested in attending should email  

*Speakers and sessions are as of October 15, 2019 and are subject to change. 

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