THE TEACHING ECONOMIST - William A. McEachern                 

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Welcome to The Teaching Economist, a semi-annual newsletter aimed at making your teaching of economics more fun and more effective. Now in its twentieth year, The Teaching Economist also provides a forum, called The Grapevine, where contributors can share teaching ideas.

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If you have developed any attention-getting examples, ways to 'sensationalize' economic concepts, useful resources on the Internet, or more generally, ways to teach just for the fun of it, please share these with colleagues in "The Grapevine" by sending them to:

William A. McEachern, Editor
The Teaching Economist
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
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About the Editor

William A. McEachern is Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut. Since 1973 he has taught principles of economics and in 1980 developed a series of annual workshops for teaching assistants. He has given teaching workshops around the country and is the author of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction, a best-selling principles of economics textbook.

Professor McEachern earned an undergraduate degree cum laude in the honors program from Holy Cross College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He has authored several books and monographs in public finance, public policy, and industrial organization. His research has appeared in edited volumes as well as journals such as Economic Inquiry, National Tax Journal, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Kyklos, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Challenge, and Public Choice.

Professor McEachern has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today. He has received the University of Connecticut's Faculty Award for Distinguished Public Service. He has also received the University of Connecticut's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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