This unique monograph comprises a collection of interviews conducted face-to-face with leading economists at universities throughout the United States. Presented with the singular opportunity to reflect on and share their wisdom and experience, the 21 interviewees discuss how they interpret, understand and practice their role as teachers. In addition to providing lessons that will inform the way others teach, the interviews shatter the illusion that teaching and research are strictly independent and competing activities.
The Heart of Teaching Economics serves not only as a welcome resource for scholars and students of economics, but as a guidebook - and inspiration - for those who will help to shape the minds of future economists.
Simon W. Bowmaker, Clinical Associate Professor of Economics, New York University, US
Contents: Foreword Robert M. Solow Introduction Simon W. Bowmaker PART I: FUNDAMENTALS 1. Principles of Microeconomics Robert Frank 2. Principles of Macroeconomics John B. Taylor 3. Intermediate Microeconomics Steven Landsburg 4. Intermediate Macroeconomics Robert J. Gordon PART II: TOOLS 5. Game Theory Benjamin Polak, 6. Econometrics William Greene 7. Behavioral Economics David Laibson PART III: APPLICATIONS History 8. History of Economic Thought Steven Medema 9. Economic History Barry Eichengreen Microeconomics 10. Public Economics Caroline Hoxby 11. Labor Economics Daniel Hamermesh 12. Urban Economics Edward Glaeser 13. Industrial Organization Luis Cabral 14. Family Economics Shoshana Grossbard 15. Health Economics David Cutler 16. Race and Gender Nancy Folbre 17. Environmental Economics John List 18. Law and Economics David Friedman International Economics and Macroeconomics 19. International Trade Gene Grossman 20. Development Economics William Easterly 21. Money and Banking Frederic Mishkin Bibliography Index