John R. Swinton, Ph.D.  john.swinton@gcsu.edu

416 Atkinson Hall

                                  Spring 2017 Office Hours: T-R 10:00 – 11:30 and by appointment.

(Please note that as Director of the Center for Economic Education, I will often be called away from my office.  It is best to make an appointment before coming to my office if it is not during office hours.  But, I am often in my office at other times and you are welcome to come in when my door is open.)

 

 

 


Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to create an environment that challenges the student while providing support for active learning in the classroom.  It is my hope that each student will end the semester with a broader horizon and the skills to navigate that horizon. 

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Spring Courses

ECON 3830 (FINC 3830) – Financial Markets and Institutions – Texts: Fabozzi, F.J, F. Modigliani, and F.J. Jones (2010). “Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions” (4th Edition), Prentice Hall, New York. ISBN 978-0-13-613531-9.   And: Cassidy, J (2010). “How Markets Fail” Picadore, New York.

ECON 6980 – Applied Economics for Managers – Text:  Thomas and Maurice (2016) Managerial Economics: Foundations of Business Analysis and Strategy (12th edition).  McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York, NY.

 

 

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A comment on teaching economics by Robert Frank:   The Opportunity Cost of Economics Education

For a glimpse at the fringe of economic research: Freakonomics

A very good blog from one of the biggest names in economics principles textbooks: Greg Mankiw

And, no economics web page would be complete without the NEW Economics of Seinfeld: www.yadayadayadaecon.com

Useful resources for students:

Amos Web (an economics tutorial site)

For help with writing style and citations see the summary provided by Bucknell University of the Turabian guide: 
http://www.bucknell.edu/documents/isr/turabian.pdf
 

Other Courses Taught

 

ECON 2100 – Economics and Society: Required Text: Mankiw (2015). Principles of Economics (7th edition).  Cengage Learning, Stamford, CT. (all course information in the D2L site – this class is completely online).

ECON 2105 – Principles of Macroeconomics:  Text: D. Colander (2013). “Macroeconomics” (9th Edition), McGraw-Hill Irwin, Inc.  New York. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-750186-0 (paper) (any recent edition will do, just make sure to read the correct chapters).    

ECON 2106 – Principles of Microeconomics – Text: D. Colander (2015). “Microeconomics” (10th Edition), McGraw-Hill Irwin, Inc.  New York. ISBN 978-1-259-65550-0 (any recent edition will do, just make sure to read the correct chapters).     – Note: I am using D2L (GeorgiaView) to house your course material this semester -- https://gcsu.view.usg.edu/ 

ECON 3645 – Public Sector Economics: Expenditure – Text: H.S. Rosen and T. Gayer (2014). “Public Finance” (10th Edition), McGraw-Hill Irwin, Inc. New York. ISBN 978-0-07-802168-8.

ECON 3860 – Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – Text: Field, B. and M. Field () “Environmental Economics: an Introduction (6th Edition).  McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN .

ECON 3600 – Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON 4990 – Senior Seminar -- McClosky, D. (1992). If You Are So Smart: The Rhetoric of Economics.  University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

ECON 5171 – Fundamentals of Economics