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Carlos Asarta

Director, UD Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship; Professor of Economics, University of Delaware


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.


Professor Asarta is the recipient of several teaching, service, and research awards including the 2016 Abbejean Kehler Technology Award from the National Association of Economic Educators and the Council for Economic Education, the 2015 Lerner College Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2013 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.