Annual Professors Conference Presentations and Photos

Materials from Teaching and Learning Economics in the College Classroom, Nov. 12-13, 2015

Speaker Presentations

Stephen Williamson: How has the Great Recession Changed our Understanding of Macroeconomics?

Jennifer Wethington: Internships at the St. Louis Fed

David Anderson: Video Snippets in the Economics Classroom

Bill Emmons: How has the Great Recession Impacted Household Financial Stability?

Diego Mendez-Carbajo: Evaluating Flipped Classroom Efforts in Introduction to Economics

Cary Balser: Time Management -- Addressing and Assessing Classroom Participation Problems for Econometrics Students

Erwin F. Erhardt: Reality Macroeconomics: Employing "Breaking News" from The Wall Street Journal in Macroeconomics Classes

Katrina Stierholz: Using FRASER Documents in the College Classroom

Jose Vazquez: Making Formative Assessments REALLY Formative: Evaluating the Efficacy of Narrated Video Feedback

David L. Cleeton: Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) Challenge

Brian K. Coffey: Teaching Economics in a Multi-cultural Classroom: Lessons Learned in the Former Soviet Union

Heather Chapman and Brian Lynch: There is Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Finding High Quality Open and Engaging Content

Areerat Kichkha and Richard Anderson: Expectations! Aligning Students and Instructors in Blended Classroom Environments

Natalia V. Smirnova and Lorri A. Halverson: Applied Economic Research: Integration of the Academia and the Real World

Ryan Herzog: Using FRED to Make Macroeconomics Current Again

Conference Agenda

Conference Photos

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Scott Wolla, senior economic education specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, speaks at the 2015 Annual Professors Conference.
Scott Wolla, senior economic education specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, speaks at the 2015 Annual Professors Conference. The event was Nov. 12 and 13 at the St. Louis Fed.

David Anderson, the Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics at Centre College, speaks about the role video snippets can play in the economics classroom.
David Anderson, the Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics at Centre College, speaks about the role video snippets can play in the economics classroom.

Panelists discuss how to effectively use media in college classrooms.
Panelists (from left) Gail Heyne Hafer, Anderson, Erwin Erhardt, Linda Ghent and Daniel Duncan discuss how to effectively use media in college classrooms. Heyne Hafer is a professor at St. Louis Community College; Erhardt is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati; Ghent is a professor at Eastern Illinois University; and Duncan is a second year Ph.D. student at University of Kentucky.

Heather Chapman, economics instructor with Illinois-based Heartland Community College, gives her talk, There is Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Finding High Quality Open and Engaging Content.
Heather Chapman, economics instructor with Illinois-based Heartland Community College, gives her talk, There is Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Finding High Quality Open and Engaging Content.

William Emmons speaks about how the Great Recession impacted household financial stability.
William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, speaks about how the Great Recession impacted household financial stability.

James Bruehler and Linda Ghent give their presentation, Using CNN to Examine the Economics of Drug Prohibition and Legalization.
James Bruehler and Linda Ghent give their presentation, Using CNN to Examine the Economics of Drug Prohibition and Legalization. Bruehler is an associate professor at Eastern Illinois University.

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