Thursday, May 31, 2012

Occupy Principles-AEA Teaching Conference Report 2

Steven Marglin, Greg Mankiw and Chip Case
What an interesting and lively final session of the AEA Teaching Conference today. Greg Mankiw, Chip Case, Steven Marglin and David Colander finished a very full day with the session "Should a Discussion of 'Occupy Wall Street' be part of the Principles Course.

Boston Conference Report 1

Boston Teaching Conference.
 Not a Massacre at all!
Wayne Geerling of
La Trobe University
The AEA Teaching Conference is in full swing in Boston. Interesting workshop this morning on using social media in the principles of economics classroom. Using Facebook, Twitter, Google docs.

More to come! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Registration Is Now Open

This week, an email will go out inviting Economist Educators to the 8th Annual Teaching Conference sponsored by the Gulf Coast Economics Association and Cengage Learning    BUT YOU GET FIRST DIBS.
Go here to register and find out all about the conference.
This year we will be in Orlando Florida on November 8 and 9 at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
        Along with sessions by some of the most creative Economist Educators in the country, we have keynote talks by Greg Mankiw, James Gwartney and Daniel Gross, former senior editor at Newsweek and current editor for Yahoo Finance.

Some important notes:
     Don't get shut out. Last year in New Orleans, we had a substantial increase in attendees from previous years. In fact, we topped out our registration before the conference. We are increasing our capacity a bit this year, but you may want to make sure you register early to get the discount and ensure that there is room for you.
Paper Submissions. The Gulf Coast Economics Association is telling us that paper submissions are tracking above last year. If you want your paper considered by the GCEA for presentation at the conference, we urge you to get it in ASAP, before the slots are filled. Submit Here.

    Best in Class Teaching Award. This year at the meeting, we will be awarding the first Economist Educator Best in Class Teaching Award. Info is here. If you are submitting a paper to the conference anyway, why not also submit it to be considered for our award? You can find out all about that and submit an entry Here.

Questions? Let me know.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Hayek Prize Awarded

Congratulations to Stanford Economist and the co-author of the seventh edition of Principles of Economics, John Taylor, for being awarded the 2012 Hayek Prize for his latest book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity
    'The $50,000 Hayek Prize—one of the most significant book prizes in the country—is awarded by the Manhattan  Institute in New York to honor the book that best reflects economist and Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty. Taylor will accept the prize and deliver the Hayek Lecture on May 31 in New York City.'
You can read about it here.
John Taylor at the 7th Annual Economics Teaching Conference

This is a photo of John speaking to the Economist Educators who attended our 7th Annual Economics Teaching Conference last fall in New Orleans. 
Our teaching conference which we co-host with the Gulf Coast Economics Association will be in Orlando on November 8-9. 

Get all the info, including how you can submit a paper, right here.


Friday, May 11, 2012

The Myth of American Decline

Daniel Gross

We are very excited that Daniel Gross has accepted our invitation to speak at the 8th Annual Economics Teaching Conference this November in Orlando. Dan is a former senior editor at Newsweek and is currently the economics editor at Yahoo Finance. 

His most recent book is Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . and the Rise of a New Economy a video can be seen here.

Do you have a paper you would like to present at our conference. The Gulf Coast Economics Association is accepting submissions. Find out all about it here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Call For Papers-Teaching Conference

The 8th Annual Economics Teaching Conference sponsored by the Gulf Coast Economics Association and Cengage Learning brings the most creative instructors together to share and present as well some of the most noted economist in the world to speak.
                   This year it will be held in Orlando on November 8-9.

The call for papers just went out this week. Papers are accepted for presentation by the Gulf Coast Economics Association. Last year, presentation slots were filled early so you do not want to be left out!

            You can also submit your paper to the Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award to win a trip to the conference as well as a cash award for you and your department. You can find information about that right here.

We hope to see you presenting your paper in Orlando in November!
John C