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Carlos Asarta

Associate Professor of Economics,
Director, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 102 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-4868
Email: asarta@udel.edu

Biography

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 and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Professor Asarta is the recipient of several teaching, service and research awards including the 2013 Association of Students of the University of Nebraska Outstanding Educator of the Year 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.

Education

  • 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

Publications

  • “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, 57(1): 19-32.
  • “Human Capital in the Classroom: The Role of Teacher Knowledge in Economic Literacy,” with Roger Butters and Tammie Fischer. 2011. 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. Dec. 2011. Elgar Press.
  • “Assessment Methods in Teaching,” with Kenneth Rebeck, in K. McGoldrick and G. Hoyt (Eds.), International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics. Dec. 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

  • 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.

Teaching

  • Principles of Economics
  • Economic Education
  • Economics of Education

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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