Monday, April 4, 2011

A Conference for Economics Instructors

If you, like me, teach introductory economics, or expect to do so soon, you might be interested in attending this conference. It is a one-day meeting I am running at Harvard on Friday, April 29, with the generous support of my publisher (Southwestern, a part of Cengage Learning).

The conference includes the following presentations from five Harvard faculty:
  • Greg Mankiw, The Challenges Facing U.S. Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Alberto Alesina, Social Policies in the U.S. and Europe: Why So Different?
  • Eric Mazur, Confessions of a Converted Lecturer
  • Ben Friedman, Religious Influences on Economic Thinking: Where Did the Economics We Teach Come From?
  • Jeremy Stein, Lessons from the Financial Crisis
In addition, after lunch, participants will have the opportunity to tour Harvard, and the day will end with a party at my home.

Interested? Click through the above link to learn more. (Please note that space is limited. We may not be able to accommodate everyone who expresses interest, and for that, I apologize in advance.) If you have any questions, feel free to contact John Carey at

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