Charity-Joy Acchiardo

Lecturer in Economics

McClelland Hall 430MM
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic education
  • New Institutional economics
  • Public choice
  • Development economics


PhD in Economics, George Mason University, 2013

Additional Links


  • ECON 200 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 317 Development Economics
  • HRNS 395A Economics of Love and Marriage

Services and Other Duties

Journal Articles

  • “Through the Lens of Life: Teaching Principles of Economics with Humans of New York” (with A. Al-Bahrani, K. Holder, & G. D.  Mateer), Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 16(2) ,19-30, 2017.
  • “First Impressions: Why the First Day Matters” (with G. D. Mateer), Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 9 (2), 1-9, 2015.


  • Dystopia & Economics: How to Survive Everything from the Apcolypse to Zombies (co-editedwith M. Vachris), New York: Routledge, April 2018

Working Papers

  • "Disneynomics: Animate Your Class" (with D. Calhoun & M. Kirts)
  • "Dive in! Tips for teaching economics through Shark Tank" (with A. Al-Bahrani, D. Patel, & B. Sheridan)
  • "Setting the Scene: Using Film to Teach Behavioral Economics" (with M. Briguglio & G. D. Mateer)
  • "Unintended Returns: The unplanned role of nonprofits in the economy and society"
  • "Using Big Hero 6 to Better Understand Asymmetric Information" (with G .D. Mateer)