Associate Professor of Economics,
Director - Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
102 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Asarta is the Director of the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Delaware. He holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His scholarly work focuses on the areas of economic education, assessment and economic/financial literacy. His research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Education, Internet and Higher Education, and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
Professor Asarta is the recipient of several teaching, service and research awards including the 2015 Lerner College Outstanding Teacher Award, the 2012 Rising Star Award from the Council for Economic Education, and the 2011 Phillip Saunders Best Research Paper Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.
Carlos is the author of Principles of Economics (McGraw-Hill), a "digital-first" product offering the same core content found in mainstream textbooks but in a way that breaks free from the constraints of a traditional textbook's structure and format.
- Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Economics, 2007
- M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Economics, 2004
- B.S.B.A University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Economics and International Business, 2001
- Curriculum Vitae
- “Economic Education within the BME Research Community: Rejoinder to Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory.” Journal of Management Education (forthcoming).
- “Economic Education Retrospective: 25 Years of Contributions from The American Economist,” with Austin S. Jennings and Paul W. Grimes. The American Economist (forthcoming).
- “Entrepreneurship: The Missing Link in K-12 Education,” with James B. O'Neill, in R. Rycroft (Ed.), The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. ABC-CLIO, Inc (forthcoming).
- “Gender and Student Achievement in Personal Finance: Evidence from Keys to Financial Success,” with Andrew Hill, in C. Aprea et al. (Eds.), International Handbook of Financial Literacy. 2016. Springer.
- “French Fried Potatoes as Lecturecraft: A Lesson on Product Homogeneity in Competition from Five Guys®,” with Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. 2016. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 15 (1): 9-13.
- “The Choice of Reduced Seat Time in a Blended Course,” with James Schmidt. 2015. The Internet and Higher Education, 27 : 24-31.
- “Ranking Economics Journals and Articles, Economics Departments, and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity: 1991-2011,” with Melody Lo, M.C. Sunny Wong, and Franklin G. Mixon. 2015. Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 9 (2): 119-133.
- “Economic Education,” with Roger Butters, in J.D.Wright (Ed), The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2015. Elsevier, Oxford.
- “The Gender Question in Economic Education: Is it the Teacher or the Test?” with Roger Butters, and Eric Thompson. 2014. Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 9 (1): 1-19.
- “The Features and Effectiveness of the Keys to Financial Success Curriculum,” with Andrew Hill and Bonnie Meszaros. 2014. International Review of Economics Education, 16 (1): 39-50.
- “Success in the Economics Major: Is it Path Dependent?” with Roger Butters and Andrew Perumal, in F. Mixon and R. Cebula (Eds.), New Developments in Economic Education. 2014. Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- “How do Transfer Students Perform in Economics? Evidence from Intermediate Macroeconomics,” with Scott Fuess and Andrew Perumal. 2013. Journal of Economic Education, 44 (2): 110-128.
- “The Production of Economic Knowledge in Rural and Urban Areas: The Role of Student, Teacher and School Characteristics,” with Eric Thompson and Roger Butters. 2013. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 45 (1): 1-15.
- “Access Patterns of Online Materials in a Blended Course,” with James Schmidt. 2013. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11 (1): 107-123.
- “Financial Literacy and Gender in U.S. High Schools,” with Roger Butters and Shannon McCoy. 2012. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 11 (2): 142-149.
- “The Discouraged-Business-Major Hypothesis Revisited: Could Economics be the Encouraged-Business-Major?” with Roger Butters. 2012. Journal of Economic Education, 43 (1): 19-32.
- “Human Capital in the Classroom: The Role of Teacher Knowledge in Economic Literacy,” with Roger Butters and Tammie Fischer. 2011. The American Economist, 56 (2): 47-57.
- “Gender and Economic Understanding in U.S. High Schools,” with Roger Butters. 2011. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 10 (1): 37-40.
- “A Survey of Economic Understanding in U.S. High Schools,” with Roger Butters. 2011. Journal of Economic Education, 42 (2): 200-205.
- “Measurement Techniques of Student Performance and Literacy: College and High School,” with Kenneth Rebeck, in K. McGoldrick and G. Hoyt (Eds.), International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics. 2011. Elgar Press.
- “Methods of Assessment in the College Economics Course,” with Kenneth Rebeck, in K. McGoldrick and G. Hoyt (Eds.), International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics. 2011. Elgar Press.
- “Differences in Student Evaluations from Hybrid and Traditional Courses,” with James Schmidt. 2010. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 9 (2): 19-28.
- “The Achievement of College Business and Economics Majors on the Major Field Test in Business,” with William Walstad, in F. Mixon and R. Cebula (Eds.), Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Economic Education. 2009. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Awards & Honors
- Global Forum Best Paper Award (’16) for "Key Institutions and Discipline Area Competencies in Business and Management Education Research," Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management.
- Lerner College Outstanding Teacher Award (’15), University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.
- Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (’13,’09), Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.
- Excellence in Teaching Award (‘13,’08), University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) College of Business Administration.
- Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students (’13,’12,’11,’10,’09), UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council.
- Dean’s Coin Award (’13), UNL College of Business Administration.
- Rising Star Award (’12), National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) and the Council for Economic Education.
- Phillip Saunders Best Research Paper Award for “The Gender Question in Economic Education: Is it the Teacher or is it the Test,” Council for Economic Education - 50th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Chicago.
- Faculty Impact Award (‘11,’10), Academy of National Hispanic Scholars.
- Outstanding Educator Award (‘11,’10,’09,’08,’07), UNL Beta Theta Pi.
- Shuler-Kistiakowski Faculty Award for Teaching, Research and Outreach (’10), UNL College of Business Administration.
- Bauermeister Faculty Award for Teaching, Research and Outreach (’09), UNL College of Business Administration.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year (’06), UNL College of Business Administration.
- Principles of Economics
- Economic Education
- Economics of Education