Economics Faculty Contribute to International Teaching Text
By Vige Barrie
January 18, 2012
Three members of Hamilton’s economics department were invited to contribute chapters to the International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, edited by Gail M. Hoyt and KimMarie McGoldrick. Ann L. Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor in Economics, authored a chapter titled “Student Characteristics, Behavior, and Performance in Economics Classes” and Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu contributed “Class and Instructor Characteristics,” co-authored with Wayne A. Grove. Elizabeth J. Jensen, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Economics, shared her experience teaching at Hamilton in “Teaching Undergraduate Industrial Organization.”
According to the publisher, “The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics provides a comprehensive resource for instructors and researchers in economics, both new and experienced. This wide-ranging collection is designed to enhance student learning by helping economic educators learn more about course content, pedagogic techniques, and the scholarship of the teaching enterprise.
“The internationally renowned contributors present an exhaustive compilation of accessible insights into major research in economic education across a wide range of topic areas.”
Daniel S. Hamermesh, the Sue Killam Professor in the Foundation of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Labor Economics at Maastricht University, in reviewing the book, wrote, “In delightfully readable short chapters by leaders in the sub-fields who are also committed teachers, this encyclopedia of how and what in teaching economics covers everything. There is nothing else like it, and it should be required reading for anyone starting a teaching career – and for anyone who has been teaching for fewer than 50 years!”