Mariam Khawar PhD
Professor of Economics, Division of Business and Economics at Elmira College
Professor of Economics. In my third decade as a college professor and still enjoying introducing students to the principles of economics by combining theory with 'expernomics' (experiments in economics), such as auctioning dollar bills to illustrate the ideas of sunk and marginal cost. (Yes, $1 bills have sold for $4.50!). I have been dabbling in the flipped classroom model and added a partially flipped component to my courses.
I especially enjoy teaching upper-level electives where I get to combine my own interests in development economics with students' interest and enthusiasm on the subject. My research is concentrated in this area as well, and recent publications include a book which explores the links between geography, culture, institutions and economic growth.