15 Years of Economist Educators Coming Together
The 15th Annual Economics Teaching Conference was a success! The most creative Economist Educators attended the 2019 conference for peer-reviewed practical teaching sessions, keynotes from top thought leaders and more.
This website holds links to our 2019 Best in Class winners’ presentations, plus all of the teaching sessions shared throughout the conference. Couldn't make this year? Make a plan to attend in 2020!
Economics Teaching Conference 2019 Agenda
October 24 - 25, 2019 -- Kansas City, MO
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 - 8:45 AM Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome
9:00 - 9:45 AM Breakout Session 1
- Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes and Bill Gates Walk into a Bar in Helsinki: Teaching Critical-Thinking Skills Using Disparate Data
- Game Theory of Thrones
- Managing Online Discussions: Effective and Engaging Techniques
- Creating and using QR codes in the Classroom
9:45 – 10:00 AM Break & Digital Cafe
10:00 - 10:45 AM Breakout Session 2
- Interactive Learning of Introductory Microeconomics: Flip It, Digitize It and Test It!
- A Marginal Approach for Teaching “Thinking at the Margin”
- Blended Learning and Gamification Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Understanding in Economics
- Achieve More Student Engagement with MindTap
10:45 - 11:15 AM Break & Digital Cafe
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Session 3
- New Application Exercise Library for Team-Based Learning
- An Active Approach to Introducing Preferences in Microeconomics
- Executive Decision: From the Board Room to the Classroom
- MobLab in MindTap: Hands-On Learning with Interactive Experiments and Surveys
12:00 -1:30 PM Lunch & Keynote: Best in Class Award Winners
1:30 - 2:15 PM Breakout Session 4
- Musk v. Bezos: The Battle for Space Supremacy: An Application of Pricing and Market Structure
- Adverse Selection Outcomes in Financial Markets: A Classroom Game
- The Alchian Maze
- Advanced MindTap: Tools and Techniques from your Colleagues
2:15 - 2:30 PM Break & Digital Cafe
2:30 - 3:15 PM Breakout Session 5
- Classical Economists in Social Media
- Regarding Re-Grading
- Robots, Rebuttals and Rubrics: Encouraging Writing by Novice Students
- Standing, & Moving, & Throwing, Oh My!: Icebreakers to Increase Student Engagement
3:15 – 3:30 PM Closing Remarks
2019 Best in Class Winners!
Our 2019 Best in Class Award recipients presented their winning entries at the conference — take a look to learn more!
Michael Clark, Hillsdale College, The Alchian Maze. The Alchian Maze is a cheap, short and fairly fail-proof Economics game. Instructor Michael Clark shares tips for adding the game to your own curriculum, with his standard application focusing on the discussion of the price system and the profit/loss role in creating spontaneous order.
Noreen Templin, Butler Community College, First Day Foundations. Break the ice on the first day of class with this activity from Macroeconomics instructor Dr. Noreen Templin. See how she ties introductory information with economic principles to give students insight into the concepts they'll learn throughout the course.
Jeffrey Hart, North Dakota State University, US Farm Report Video Quick & Commodity Analysis Quiz. Discover a more engaging approach to teaching variables that influence demand and supply by using relevant, real-world examples found in stories from the US Farm Report. Watch as instructor Jeffrey Hart walks through the activity.
This year's keynote is: Ask Greg! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know from Greg Mankiw but Never had the Chance to Ask.
N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. Dr. Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.
His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune. Dr. Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
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