Elaine Schwartz
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Elaine Schwartz has spent her career sharing the interesting side of economics. At the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, she has been honored through an Endowed Chair in Economics and the History Department chairmanship. At the same time, she developed curricula and wrote several books including Understanding Our Economy (originally published by Addison Wesley as Economics Our American Economy) and Econ 101 ½  (Avon Books/Harper Collins). Elaine has also written in the Encyclopedia of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press) and was a featured teacher in the Annenberg/CPB video project “The Economics Classroom.” Beyond the classroom, she has presented Econ 101 ½ talks and led workshops for the Foundation for Teaching Economics, the National Council on Economic Education and for the Concord Coalition.

Why Your Name Matters

At home, at work, and politically, our baby names send a message that can nudge our behavior in a certain direction.

What Population Pyramids Tell Us

Far beyond their numbers, population pyramids can tell a story sbout the web that connects demography and economic growth.

What We Need to Know About Immigrants

Through six facts, we can get a better understanding of how our foreign born population affects the U.S. economy.

Measuring Global Well-Being

Looking at the global well-being metrics from the Social Progress Imperative, we can see 60 criteria that exclude GDP.

How We Mismeasure Women’s Time Use

When surveys reveal the extra amount of time women spend on household responsibilities, their estimates ignore the “mental load.”

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From AI to Arizona Water

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from the upside of immigration to gas subsidies.

June 2023 Friday’s e-links: Recommending Air

Starting our June e-links, we recommend a feel good film that takes us to sports, to economics, to corporate culture.

What Immigrants Bring To Their New Homes

As a source of inventive entrepreneurial talent, the immigrants that compose global migration are valuable human capital.

Why Saudi Arabia Grows Alfalfa in Arizona

A partnership that affects the Arizona water supply, Saudi Arabia and Arizona shareshared desert farming ytechniques.

The High Cost of Cheap Gas

Looking at Nigeria’s gas prices, we can see the costly impact of a subsidy and what happens when it is removed.