Douglas Allen

SFU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009

Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Douglas W. Allen received the 2009 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award. 

He uses aspects of popular culture, such as songs, movies, novels and even relationships with the opposite sex, to teach students how to apply complicated and mechanical economic techniques to their everyday life. "I’m their preacher and I’m trying to convert them to the economic way of thinking," explains Allen. "Microeconomics is a tool of analysis, not an end it itself."

Personal website: http://www.sfu.ca/~allen/

SFU News story: http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/news/story_02251013.shtml

January 01, 2009