Diego Mendez-Carbajo works to bridge economic education and the use of FRED. He regularly facilitates workshops on active learning with data at regional and national academic conferences. Before joining the Research Division, Diego was a Professor of Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he taught a wide range of courses for nineteen years. His scholarship on teaching and learning has been published in the Journal of Economic Education, International Review of Economics Education, and American Journal of Distance Education, among others. In 2017 he received the Abbejean Kehler Technology Award from the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) for his work promoting the use of technology to improve the delivery of programs in economic education. He is currently the chair of the NAEE Research Committee and an associate editor of The American Economist.
Selected Publications and Lessons
"Experiential and Service Learning through Local Data Projects," (with Stephanie Davis-Kahl). Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research 2, no. 4 (July 2019): 23-29.
"Quantitative Reasoning and Information Literacy in Economics." In Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines (pp. 305-322), Barbara D’Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid, and Janice R. Walker (editors). Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: WAC Clearinghouse and University of Colorado Press. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/infolit/chapter15.pdf