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Charity-Joy Acchiardo
Economics Professor

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas in Austin. Executive Director of the Journal of Economics Teaching. Work in economic education is multifaceted. Frequent speaker, both domestically and internationally, at workshops for educators and students. Creator of econshark.com, a website highlighting the economics of Shark Tank. Editor of Dystopia and Economics: A Guide to Surviving Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies. Author for The Learn Liberty Blog. Co-author of HONYEcon, Teaching Principles of Economics with Humans of New York. Greatest person ever.

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EDUCATION

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Fairfax, VA
PhD, Economics, May 2013
MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, Monterey, CA
A GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
MBA, International Management, 2009
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE & EXCELSIOR COLLEGE Monterey, CA
BS, Liberal Studies; Minor, Arabic, 2002
FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Economic Education
  • New Institutional Economics
  • Public Choice
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Lecturer – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, 2021 – present Austin, TX
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer – UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2014-2020 Tucson, AZ
  • Economic Perspectives
Visiting Clinical Professor - UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, 2017-2018 San Diego, CA
Assistant Professor - TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY, 2013-2014 Lexington, KY
  • International Nonprofit Development
  • International Business
  • From Smith to Sherlock: It’s economics, my dear Watson! (research seminar)
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Business
Lecturer - GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, 2011-2012 Fairfax, VA
  • Economic Problems and Public Policy
  • International Economics Policy
  • Austrian Economics
Teaching Assistant - GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, 2010-2012 Fairfax, VA
  • Assistant to Dr. Walter E. Williams, 2011-2012
    • Intermediate & Advanced Microeconomics
  • Assistant to Dr. Olivia O’Neill, 2010-2011
    • Organizational Behavior & Principles of Management
Teaching Assistant - MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, 2009 Monterey, CA
  • International Economics
SERVICE & OUTREACH

  • Conference Coordinator, Journal of Economics Teaching Symposium on Economics Teaching, 2020
  • Executive Director, Journal of Economics Teaching, 2018 – present
  • Director, University of Arizona Office of Economic Education, 2016 - 2017
  • Board of Advisors, Journal of Economics Teaching, 2016 – 2018
  • Ed Eisele Award Committee, Thomas R. Brown Foundation, 2016
  • University of Arizona General Education Writing Professional Learning Community, 2015-2016
  • University of Arizona Department of Economics Undergraduate Program Committee, 2014 – present
  • Fraser Institute Economic Educator Faculty, 2013 – present
FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

  • University of Arizona Eller College Student Council Teaching Award, 2016
  • National Rockonomix Contest, 2nd place, 2014 & 2015
  • Bingham Teaching Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Oloffson Weaver Fellowship in Political Economy, 2012-2013
  • Mercatus Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Walter E. Williams Graduate Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education Young Scholars Program, 2011-2012
  • George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society in Business Excellence, 2009
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies Merit Scholarship, 2008-2009
  • Most Amazing, Wonderful, Brilliant, Special, Beautiful, Important, and Loved Person Lifetime Award
EDITED BOOK

Dystopia & Economics: How to Survive Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies (co-edited with M. Vachris), New York: Routledge, April 2018
BOOK CHAPTERS

The Dictator’s Knowledge Problem” in J. Hall & S. Harper (Eds.), Economic and Political Institutions and Development, New York: Springer, March 2019
Last Man Rules!” in C. Acchiardo & M. Vachris (Eds.), Dystopia & Economics: How to Survive Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies, New York: Routledge, April 2018
POLICY PAPER

The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2010,” Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute, May 2010. (collaborative work with the Center for Global Prosperity staff)
WORKING PAPERS

Dive in! Tips for teaching economics through ‘Shark Tank’” (with A. Al-Bahrani, D. Patel, & B. Sheridan)
Unintended Returns: The unplanned role of nonprofits in the economy and society”
The Dictator’s Knowledge Problem”
The Jasmine Revolution: Sweet fragrance for all Tunisians?”
INVITED TALKS

An Introduction to Economic Reasoning,” The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2020 and Toronto, Ontario, October 2019.
Nicolás Maduro and the Dictator's Calculation Problem,” Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, April 2019.
Economics Principles,” The Fraser Institute, Nainamo, British Columbia, February 2019
Economics Principles,” The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 2018.
Economics for Every Season,” San Diego Center for Economic Education, San Diego, CA, May 2018.
The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Economics,” ECON Arkansas, Little Rock, AK, July 2017.
Teaching Strategies for Economics,” Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala, February 2017.
Strategies for Engaging Your Economics Students,” San Diego Center for Economic Education, San Diego, CA, May 2016.
Lifesavers for Economic Educators,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, May 2016.
Economic Principles,” The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2015.
Lasting Impressions,” plenary speaker at the California Association of School Economics Teachers, San Francisco, CA, October 2015.
Disneynomics,” Thomas R. Brown Foundation, Tucson, AZ, October 2015.
Economic Principles,” The Fraser Institute, Whistler, British Columbia, May 2015.
More Engaging than a Smart Phone: Overcoming the Challenges of Large Lectures,” Arizona State University, November 2014.
Charting a Path to Prosperity: The Economic Freedom of the World Map in the Classroom,” The Fraser Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, November 2014.
Dallas Professional Development Workshop: Economics,” W.W. Norton & Company, Dallas, TX, September 2014.
The Economic Way of Thinking,” The Fraser Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, April 2014.
Southern California Professional Development Workshop: Economics,” W.W. Norton & Company, Fullerton, CA, March 2014.
From First Impressions to Lasting Impressions,” University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, March 2014.
Engaging Economics with Media and Active Learning,” The Arizona Council on Economic Education, Phoenix, AZ, October 2013.
The Economic Way of Thinking,” The Fraser Institute, Toronto, Ontario, May 2013.
An Introduction to Economic Reasoning,” The Fraser Institute, Toronto, Ontario, March 2013.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Economics is a Kahoot!” Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, St. Louis, MO, May 2019.
A Pixar is Worth a Thousand Words” American Economics Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 2019.
Dystopian Economics: Survival Guide for the Apocalypse and Zombies,” Council for Economic Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018.
The Rise of Pop Economics: TV Shows,” Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, San Antonio, TX, May 2018.
Dive in! Tips for teaching economics through Shark Tank,” REAL Econ for All Conference, Little Rock, AK, July 2017.
Disneynomics: Animate Your Class,” Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference, Lahaina, HI, April 2017.
Media Resources for Teaching Behavioral Economics,” American Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 2017.
Keepin’ it Reel: Using Popular Media to Teach Behavioral Economics,” Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2016.
Setting the Scene: Using Film to Teach Behavioural Economics,” Behavioural Insights in Research and Policy Making SABE/IAREP Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, July 2016.
Through the Lens of Life: Teaching Principles of Economics with Humans of New York,” AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Atlanta, GA, May 2016.
Through the Lens of Life: Teaching Principles of Economics with Humans of New York,” Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2016.
Dive in! Tips for teaching economics through Shark Tank,” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2015.
Animated Economics,” Council for Economic Education Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, October, 2015.
The Large Lecture Learning Curve,” AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Minneapolis, MN, May 2015.
Dive in! Tips for teaching economics through Shark Tank,” American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 2015.
PechaKu-What? Visually Rich & Verbally Concise Presentations - Econ Style!” AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Washington DC, May 2014
Building a Classroom Community to Encourage Student Engagement” AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Washington DC, May 2014
First Impressions and Lasting Impressions: Making economics memorable,” American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014.
Unintended Returns,” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November 2013.
The Dictator’s Knowledge Problem,” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2012.
Political Love Triangles: Effects of Government/Nonprofit Partnerships on Society,” Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2012.
The Jasmine Revolution: Sweet Fragrance for all Tunisians?” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2011.
COURSES TAUGHT

  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Love and Marriage
  • Economic Perspectives (an introduction to economics for non-majors)
  • Economic Problems and Public Policy
  • Experimental Economics
  • Global & Financial Economics & Strategies (study abroad)
  • Honors Economics Senior Thesis
  • International Business
  • International Economics and Policy
  • International Nonprofit Development
  • Introduction to Business
  • Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (intermediate macro)
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Microeconomic Analysis and Applications (intermediate micro)
  • Principles of Micro and Macro Economics
  • Smith to Sherlock: It’s economics, my dear Watson! (research seminar)
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Journal of Economics Teaching
  • American Economic Association
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education
  • Southern Economic Association

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