The Economics of Crime: An After-School Colloquium for Teachers

The Economics of Crime
A no-fee program of the Office of Economic Education


5:20 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Sept. 20, 2019

David Anderson, Professor of Economics Centre College

We teachers all like to motivate economic literacy via ties to real-world problems and solutions.

Our guest speaker, David Anderson, will apply economics to the crime and corruption problems every student has seen. He will explain how he calculated the total cost of crime in the United States, and how an individual's decision to commit a crime relates to the principles of economics.

Attendance will earn a UA certificate for 1.3 professional development hours, and you'll be home in time for dinner.

There is no fee for this program, but seating is limited, so you must register. Scroll down to register.

About David A. Anderson

Professor David A. Anderson has written 15 books and served as the chief reader for the AP Economics programs for five years. He has been heavily involved in the rollout of new AP Micro and Macro resources.

Additionally, Anderson has taught at Centre College Kentucky since 1992, and was named the Blazer Professor of Economics in 2001. He holds a BA degree from the University of Michigan and MA and PhD degrees from Duke University.

Anderson has expertise in the economics of law, crime, and the environment. He has also published scholarly articles on futures markets, ARCH models, marriage, social insurance, classroom technology, instructional evaluation, childbirth and dispute resolution, among other topics. His 12 books cover the topics of dispute resolution, environmental economics, active learning and introductory economics.

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