Join us for our 15th Annual Economics Teaching Conference!

The most creative Economist Educators in the country come together for peer-reviewed practical teaching sessions, plus keynotes by today’s economic thought leaders.

Each year, the National Economics Teaching Association and Cengage partner to advance undergraduate economic education through our annual Economic Teaching Conference. So, will you be one of the Economist Educators in attendance?

Economics Teaching Conference 2019 Agenda

October 24 - 25, 2019 -- Kansas City, MO

Thursday, October 24, 2019     

4:00 - 5:30 PM           Registration
5:30 - 6:30 PM           Welcome Reception
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM    Dinner & Keynote: Ask Greg! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know from Greg Mankiw but Never had the Chance to Ask
8:15 - 9:30 PM           Meet & Greet with Greg Mankiw

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

Call For Papers

Opportunity is ringing—will you answer?
Share why you’d make an UNSTOPPABLE presenter at the Economics Teaching Conference!

Keynote Speakers


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.

Presenting the Best in Class

Each of the three winners of the Best in Class Teaching Award present their winning entries at the conference. Find out how to apply!

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