The Heart of Teaching Economics
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The Heart of Teaching Economics

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

This unique monograph comprises a collection of interviews conducted face-to-face with leading economists at universities throughout the United States. Presented with the singular opportunity to reflect on and share their wisdom and experience, the 21 interviewees discuss how they interpret, understand and practice their role as teachers. In addition to providing lessons that will inform the way others teach, the interviews shatter the illusion that teaching and research are strictly independent and competing activities.
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Chapter 17: Environmental Economics

John List


John List John List was born in 1968 in Madison, Wisconsin and obtained his BS in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 1992 and his PhD in economics from the University of Wyoming in 1996. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida (1996–2000), Associate Professor at the University of Arizona (2000–2001), Professor at the University of Maryland (2001–2005), and has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago since 2005. At Chicago, Professor List teaches environmental economics and experimental economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the University of Central Florida, he won the Carl H. Galloway Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher in the Department of Economics four times and the Best Graduate Teacher Award once. Professor List is best-known for his pioneering work in field experiments in economics. His articles in this area have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Journal of Econometrics, among others. His books include, Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006), editor, and Recent Advances in Environmental Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003), co-edited with Aart de Zeeaw. Professor List has been active in policy-making in environmental and 301 M2372 - BOWMAKER TEXT.indd 301 29/9/10 11:36:38 302 The heart of teaching economics resource economics, serving as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. I interviewed John List in his...

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