Teaching Intermediate Macroeconomics after the crisis

Macroeconomics is a tremendously exciting subject. Most of what we taught before the crisis remains highly relevant. But it needs some dusting and updating. My hope is that a model along these lines above can contribute to it.     Read More »

In defense of Econ 101

"Understanding society and the economy is tough business. Economics 101 textbooks have a large responsibility to do that right and well...existing 101 textbooks are one of the best tools society has to prepare young people for responsible and informed citizenship."    Read More »

Glenn Hubbard says: the scrutiny is missplaced

Pearson author, noted economist, and Dean of Columbia Business School recently posted an op-ed piece in Fortune focuses on the Fed’s decision recently not to raise the federal funds rate.     Read More »

Degrees Digital Magazine Launches

Degrees, a monthly, digital magazine, delivers easily digestible, lighthearted content in an interactive, visually dominant format specifically tailored to a tech- and social-savvy audience of higher education instructors.    Read More »

Can We Avoid the Rabbit Hole?

Enticing students to spend time outside class learning the subject matter requires making clear its relevance. That is, students learn more deeply when they are engaged in active learning than when they are passive recipients of information.     Read More »


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