Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Preston McAfee signs Faculty Statement of Intent supporting Make Textbooks Affordable

R. Preston McAfee, J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Business, Economics and Management, signs Faculty Statement of Intent regarding open textbooks at Make Textbooks Affordable. It reads, in part:
As faculty members, we affirm that it is our prerogative and responsibility to select course materials that are pedagogically most appropriate for our classes. We also affirm that it is consistent with this principle to seek affordable and accessible course materials for our classes whenever possible. This includes “open textbooks,” which are textbooks offered online to students at no cost.

Dr. McAfee himself has written an open textbook, Introduction to Economic Analysis. Both NYU and Harvard have adopted it as a text for economics courses. The book can be found through the textbook’s website and through CaltechBook.

A selection of courses which have used McAfee's open textbook includes:

R. Preston McAfee
Economics 11: Introduction to Economics, Winter 2007, Caltech

Hsueh-Ling Huynh
Economics 1011a: Microeconomic Theory, Fall 2007, Harvard College
CAS EC211(HP&H1): Honors Microeconomics II, Fall 2007, Boston University

Simon Wilkie
Economics 11: Introduction to Economics, Spring 2005, Caltech

Roy Radner
Microeconomics: Theory and Applications, B30.3335, Fall 2007, Stern School of Business, New York University

Nicolas Schmitt
Econ-302: Microeconomic Theory II - Strategic Behavior, Spring 2006, Simon Fraser University

Thomas Andrews
Economics 340: Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2005 & 2007, West Chester University

Richard K. Green
Finance 397: Applied Microeconomic for Business, George Washington University

Erzo F.P. Luttmer

API-101 A: Markets and Market Failure, Fall 2007, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Joseph Tao-yi Wang
Economics I: Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2007, National Taiwan University

Hideshi Itoh
Introduction to Business Economics (2007), Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University


Blogger George Porter said...

Peter Suber re-posted much of this item in Open Access News. He has since added links to a few more notes on Make Textbooks Affordable.

Mon Jan 28, 09:37:00 AM 2008  

Post a Comment

<< Home