Thursday, September 27, 2007
At various conferences over the years I have run into Kevin Grier, a fine economist and econometrics helper to many. He's currently at the University of Oklahoma, and has now taken up blogging with the revived
Second, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and someone interested in teaching principles at all educational levels, a few years ago. He's been working on a textbook recently that is sold through Freeload Press (I discussed them back in 2005). It's now ready for use. I was just noting with students this month that the cost of textbooks in my class, even for an electronic-only copy, is $60 -- much better than the $140 you might pay for a new print copy but still more than a tank of gas. Tim says you can buy an advert-free copy for $30, so the cost reduction is pretty good -- or you can look at a .pdf with some ads for free.