Teaching Economics in an Economic Crisis: 

Cutting-Edge Issues and Resources


Friday, May 8, 2009

Inn at Harvard 1201 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA  02138

Sponsored by Harvard University and South-Western, a part of Cengage Learning



We hope you enjoy this unique opportunity to network with experts in the field and your colleagues, while learning about cutting-edge issues and product solutions—all to increase your effectiveness in teaching economics. Be sure to join us for a lunch tour of Harvard University. And, post-event, Greg Mankiw invites you to a relaxing evening with appetizers and cocktails at his residence.

10:00 a.m.      Opening Address: An Introduction and Overview--Recent Developments in Economic Policy, presented by N. Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University

Greg Mankiw begins the day by providing an introduction and overview of recent developments in economic policy and impacts they may have on teaching economics.

11:00 a.m.       The Treasury Department and Efforts to Rescue the Financial System, presented by Phill Swagel, former Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy

Phill Swagel draws on his unique experience as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy to address recent efforts by the Treasury Department to rescue the financial system.
12:00 noon    Lunch and Tour of Harvard Campus

2:00 p.m.       Using Clickers and PowerPoint to Support the Principles of Effective Teaching in the Introductory Economics Course, presented by Ron Cronovich, Carthage College

Learn some innovative teaching ideas and about product solutions you can use to enhance your lectures as Ron Cronovich shares his experiences integrating Premium PowerPoints™ and Personal Response Systems (Clickers) into his lectures.      

3:00 p.m.        An Accidental EconTeacher and Dismal Economics John Min, Associate Professor of Economics, Dean of Business Technology, Northern Virginia Community College 

4:00 p.m.        State of the Macroeconomy and Recent Developments in Monetary Policy, presented by Jeff Fuhrer, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Boston Federal Reserve  

Jeff Fuhrer provides an update surrounding the state of the Macroeconomy and recent developments in Monetary Policy. Utilize this information to incorporate cutting-edge material into your course when you return to campus.

5:00 p.m.           Sessions conclude

5:30 p.m.      Shuttles begin departing from Harvard to reception.

6:30 p.m.      Reception, including cocktails and appetizers, at Greg Mankiw’s house.

9:00 p.m.     Shuttles begin service back to Harvard campus.

All meals at the event, as well as transportation to and from the Mankiw residence, are provided by South-Western, a part of Cengage Learning.