Charity-Joy Acchiardo

Lecturer in Economics
Director of the Office of Economic Education


Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University, 2013

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Education
  • New Institutional Economics
  • Public Choice
  • Development Economics


ECON 150C An Economic Perspective
ECON 340 International Economics and Policy
BNAD 301 Global and Financial Economics and Strategies

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, forthcoming
  • “First Impressions: Why the First Day Matters” (with G. D. Mateer), Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 9 (2), 1-9, 2015.

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)