This fall I’m teaching two sections of econometrics (ECON 385) and, while it’s fun, there’s a lot of power in econometrics for good or ill. Econometrics can be used honestly to study and understand the material world (my favorite use)
Getting a Grip on Your Money was published in 2002 and had a good five-year run. It was featured on nationally syndicated talk shows, published overseas, and used for group discussions in a variety of settings. The book is still available from
Have a look at this financial institution’s commercial, especially the beginning: Did you see that smart investor take a picture of that tech box and immediately get information on the stock of the company that made it? The implication is
“academic mice” is a light-hearted strip about academic life that I draw. New contributions are sporadic at best, but I hope you enjoy what’s here (simultaneously posted to Facebook)!
If you’re a good academic mouse, you never look at your student ratings on ratemyprofessors.com — or at least you don’t let on.
I love to teach using Socratic dialogue, with a few extra twists thrown in. This video explains:
Just a few things about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (I’ll leave the big reviews to others): I like the Star Wars universe, so I’ll happily go there. Yes, I’m a fan. In Rogue One, nothing surprised me. Of
In election years, people sometimes ask me who should get their vote, based on economic policy. I don’t make endorsements, but I do try to help people understand some things about economics and candidates: They can’t implement their policies. In almost
I watched all 13 hours and 17 minutes of Star Wars I-VI before going to the theater with family for Star Wars VII, and here are a few thoughts (SAFE AT FIRST, THEN MILD SPOILERS SEPARATELY NOTED): Star Wars I:
If you’re getting ready to do a workshop using Getting a Grip on Your Money, here are some resources that may help: Leader’s Guide (Word .doc format) Leader’s Guide (.pdf format) Matt and Jan’s checkbook (ready to go, .xls format)