Carlos J. Asarta
Carlos Asarta is the Director of the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) and 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, technology in the classroom, financial literacy, and assessment. 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. Asarta 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. in economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
- M.A. in economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
- B.S.B.A. in economics and international business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001
- “Comparing Student Performance in Blended and Traditional Courses: Does Prior Academic Achievement Matter?” with James Schmidt. 2017. The Internet and Higher Education, 32(2017): 29-38.
- “The Choice of Reduced Seat Time in a Blended Course,” with James Schmidt. 2015. The Internet and Higher Education, 27(2015): 24-31.
- “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.
- “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.
- “Access Patterns of Online Materials in a Blended Course,” with James Schmidt. 2013. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11(1): 107-123.
- “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.
- “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.
- “A Survey of Economic Understanding in U.S. High Schools,” with Roger Butters. 2011. Journal of Economic Education, 42(2): 200-205.
- “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.
- “Differences in Student Evaluations from Hybrid and Traditional Courses (PDF),” with James Schmidt. 2010. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 9(2): 19-28.
Awards & Honors
- Henry H. Villard Research Award (’18), National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE)
- Abbejean Kehler Technology Award (’16), NAEE and the Council for Economic Education (CEE)
- Product of the Year (’16), McGraw-Hill Higher Education
- Global Forum Best Paper Award (’16), Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management
- Lerner College Outstanding Teacher Award (’15), University of Delaware
- Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (’13,’09), Association of Students of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL)
- Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students (’13,’12,’11,’10,’09), UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council
- Excellence in Teaching Award (’13,’08), UNL College of Business Administration (CBA)
- Rising Star Award (’12), NAEE and CEE
- Phillip Saunders Best Research Paper Award (’11), CEE
- Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year (’06), UNL CBA