Monthly Archives: November 2021

ACE sessions at the ASSA meetings (online)

The ASSA meetings are online this year, but ACE is still hosting two sessions as usual. Both sessions are on Friday, January 7th, 2022. The session details are available below. We will post more information about accessing them as the ASSA conference releases the information. You can peruse the whole ASSA program and read the abstracts here.

Teaching Economics to the Whole Person

Panel Session

Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Moderator: Kurt C. Schaefer, Calvin University


Tisha Lin Nakao Emerson, Baylor University

Sarah Hamersma, Syracuse University

Robert Tatum, University of North Carolina-Asheville


In recent years, many elite and flagship universities have developed both courses and campus environments that put the “whole person” in greater view than ever before. Christian colleges and universities have had this more integrated focus for some time as well, with the fundamental commitment to every person being made in God’s image and thus having inherent value and dignity. What are the ways that our teaching and mentoring – in economics specifically – can reflect a consciousness of each student’s identity as a whole person? Are there methods or topics in economics that we might teach differently in light of recognizing this about our learners? Specifically, are there methods or topics that abstract from reality in a way that is neither helpful nor necessary? And are there methods or topics that lend themselves to a more holistic approach, or at least a healthy acknowledgement that the standard economic lens is not the only lens that is important, even for an economist?

ASSA link: Teaching Economics to the Whole Person

Economic Roots and Economic Consequences of Violence

Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Chair: Stephen L. S. Smith, Hope College

  1. “Horizontal Inequalities and Genocide Risk”

Charles Anderton (College of the Holy Cross)

Roxane Anderton (Clark University)

  1. “Cultural Heritage Obliteration Through an Economics Lens”

Shikha Silwal (Washington and Lee University)

  1. “The Gravity of Homicide: Interpersonal Violence and International Trade” 

Michael A. Anderson (Washington and Lee University)

Morgan Dalton (BDO Global)

Syed Rafay Hassan (Washington and Lee University)

Stephen L. S. Smith (Hope College)


  • David Phillips, Notre Dame University
  • Bing Jiang, Virginia Military Academy
  • Scott Cunningham, Baylor University

Link to ASSA record: Economic Roots and Economic Consequences of Violence

Concordia-Chicago College of Business Dean Position

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the Dean of the College of Business. The Dean of the College of Business (“College’) is the senior executive of the College and reports to the University Provost, in this role the Dean is responsible for oversight and leadership of the College.

Full posting can be found here.