Principles of Economics

Dirk Mateer (University of Arizona) and Lee Coppock (University of Virginia) bring their teaching insights and best practices—honed over a combined 40 years in the classroom—to every instructor in the country through a new truly student-centered text, instructor-centered ancillary package, and pedagogically thoughtful homework solution.

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Principles of Economics
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Book Chapter Contributions

  • International Handbook of Economic Education
    "Incorporating Media and Classroom Response Systems in the Economics Classroom" (With Joe Calhoun)
  • Doing More With Less: Making Colleges Work Better
    “A Tale of Two Partners - How Specialization and Division of Labor are Reshaping the Academy,” edited by Josh Hall, Springer Publishing, 2010. Buy now!
  • Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Economic Education
    “Recent Film Scenes for Teaching Introductory Economics,” edited by F.G. Mixon, Jr. and R.J. Cebula, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2009. Buy now!
  • Economics in the Movies
    South-Western Publishing, Mason OH 2005 Buy now!
  • The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2002
    “Letting the Gini Out of the Bottle: A Look at Inequality in Major League Baseball Since 1985” (with Brian O’Roark) edited by William Simons, MacFarland & Company, Inc. 2003. Buy now!
Journal Articles
"Music Then and Now: Using Technology to Build a Lyric Animation Module"
(with Wayne Geerling and Brian O’Roark) The American Economist. 64 (1): 1-13, 2019.
"Pokémon GO: Applications for the Economics Classroom"
(with Abdullah Al-Bahrani, David Mahon and Ryan Murphy) Journal of Economics Teaching. 3 (2): 218-231, 2018.
"From The Beatles to Twenty One Pilots: Economics in Music in the Pop Culture Era"
(with Kim Holder and Brian O’Roark) Perspectives on Economic Education Research. 11(1): 42-57, 2018.
"Teaching How Markets Work Using the Economics of The Office Website"
(with Dan Kuester) Journal of Private Enterprise. 33 (3): 75-91, 2018. (This paper was the recipient of the Best Educational Note Award for 2018.)
"Lesson Plans for Teaching Economics with The Big Bang Theory"
(with Wayne Geerling, Ben Smith, James Tierney, and Jadrian Wooten) Journal of Economics Teaching. 3 (1): 162-184, 2018.
"The Economics in Humans of New York
(Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Kim Holder, and Charity-Joy Acchiardo). Journal of Economics and Finance Education. 16 (2): 19-30, 2017.
"Beyond Grades"
(with Matt Rousu, James Tierney, Kim Holder) Journal of Economics and Finance Education. 16 (2): 1-10, 2017.
"Mad Max: Traveling the Fury Road to Learn Economics"
(with Michelle Vachris) nternational Journal of Pluralism in Economic Education. 8 (1): 68-79, 2017.
"The Top Ten Films for Economic Educators"
(with Kim Holder and Brian O’Roark) The American Economist 61 (2): 1-13, 2016.
"JET: A New Journal Takes Off!"
(with Linda Ghent) Journal of Economics Teaching 1 (1): 1-7, 2016.
"Bazinganomics: Economics of The Big Bang Theory"
(with Wayne Geerling, Ben Smith, James Tierney and Jadrian Wooten) Journal of Economic Education, 47 (2), 192, 2016.
"Using Film Clips to Teach Public Choice Economics: Take Two"
(with Frank Stephenson) Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 14 (2), 76-85, 2015.
"First Impressions: Why the First Day Matters"
(with Charity-Joy Acchiardo) Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 9 (2), 1-9, 2015.
"Using Karaoke to Teach the Law of Supply"
(with Wayne Geerling) Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 14 (1), 69-78, 2015.
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