Who's Dirk?

Dirk Mateer is a Senior Lecturer and Gerald Swanson Chair in Economics Education at the University of Arizona. His Principles of Economics course has helped more than 25,000 students understand and appreciate the core concepts in econ.

Dirk's use of pop culture is part of his signature teaching style. He's collected many of the resources he uses in class to help you effectively learn econ and have fun in the process.

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