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
- “The Gender Gap in Undergraduate Economics Course Persistence and Degree Selection,” with L. Ahlstrom. 2019. AEA Papers and Proceedings, 109: 255-260.
- “Completion Deadlines, Adaptive Learning Assignments, and Student Performance,” with L. Miller and J. Schmidt. 2019. Journal of Education for Business, 94(3): 185-194.
- “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Changing the Dominant Narrative About (and in) Research Institutions,” with B. Arbaugh, R. Bento, C. Fornaciari, A. Hwang, and K. Lund Dean. 2018. Journal of Management Education, 42(6): 731-748.
- “Comparing Student Performance in Blended and Traditional Courses: Does Prior Academic Achievement Matter?” with J. Schmidt. 2017. The Internet and Higher Education, 32(2017): 29-38.
- “Perspectives on Evaluation in Financial Education: Landscape, Issues, and Studies.” with W. Walstad, E. Breitbach, W. Bosshardt, J. Heath, B. O’Neill, C. Urban, J. Wagner, and J.J. Xiao. 2017. Journal of Economic Education, 48(2): 93-112.
- “The Choice of Reduced Seat Time in a Blended Course,” with J. Schmidt. 2015. The Internet and Higher Education, 27(2015): 24-31.
- “The Features and Effectiveness of the Keys to Financial Success Curriculum,” with A. Hill and B. Meszaros. 2014. International Review of Economics Education, 16(1): 39-50.
- “How do Transfer Students Perform in Economics? Evidence from Intermediate Macroeconomics,” with S. Fuess and A. Perumal. 2013. Journal of Economic Education, 44(2): 110-128.
- “Access Patterns of Online Materials in a Blended Course,” with J. Schmidt. 2013. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11(1): 107-123.
- “The Discouraged-Business-Major Hypothesis Revisited: Could Economics be the Encouraged-Business-Major?” with R. Butters. 2012. Journal of Economic Education, 43(1): 19-32.
Awards & Honors
- Henry H. Villard Research Award (’19), National Association of Economic Educators (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