Carlos J. Asarta

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Title Professor of Economics, James B. O'Neill Director - Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
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Carlos J. Asarta is the James B. O’Neill 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, and financial literacy. 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. Professor Asarta is a member of the American Economic Association Committee on Economic Education, President of the Delaware Council on Economic Education, and Editor-in-Chief of The American Economist.


  • 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

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Awards & Honors

  • Phil Saunders Best Economic Education Paper Award (’20), National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE)
  • Henry H. Villard Research Award (’19), NAEE
  • Lerner College Outstanding Outreach/Service Award (’19), University of Delaware
  • 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

Curriculum Vitae

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