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High School Pedagogy

Annual participant from 1995 to 2010 in the Stanford Workshop for High School Teachers of Economics, a one-week workshop organized by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Responsibilities include giving lectures on economics subjects and pedagogy, and interacting with the participants. In 2003, lectured on the economies of the Middle East and recent developments in antitrust enforcement. In 2004, lectured on welfare policy and President Bush’s economic record during his first term. In 2005, lectured on trade and budget imbalances and on incorporating innovation and growth into introductory courses. In 2006, lectured on women’s labor force participation and the economics of “bubbles.” In 2007, lectured on the history of the Federal Reserve and the economics of health care finance. In 2008, lectured on tax policy issues and economic challenges facing the next president. In 2009, lectured on causes of the 2007-9 recession and challenges for the future, and how to bring it into the introductory economics class. In 2010, lectured on federal budget deficits and debt and on behavioral economics.

Author: Wrote explanatory definitions of 50 concepts, with examples, for inclusion with “Virtual Economics 3.0 Project,” a CD-ROM of curriculum materials from the National Council on Economic Education completed in 2004.

Editor for “Capstone: The Nation’s High School Economics Course.” Responsibilities include consulting and commenting on the curriculum and lessons. Published by the National Council on Economic Education in Fall 2002.

Video Host and Content Consultant for “Teaching High School Economics,” eight one-hour instructional videos providing classroom exercises and tips for high school teachers of economics. Shows produced by Pacific Street Films, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in cooperation with the National Council on Economic Education and the Educational Films Corporation, and with funding from the Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Final cut completed in June 2002.

Instructor at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, during the summer sessions of 1982 and 1983. Taught classes on “Law and Morality” and “Basic Expository Writing” to high school students.