jreardon02@hamline.edu

Contact Info

John Reardon
651 523-2674
East Hall 215E
Hamline University MS-A1740
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

John Reardon

Lecturer

Contact Info

John Reardon
651 523-2674
East Hall 215E
Hamline University MS-A1740
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

John Reardon teaches courses in microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, labor economics, healthcare economics, environmental economics, and managerial economics. Professor Reardon received both his Ph.D. in Economics, with a specialization in labor economics, and his M.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Reardon is the founding editor of the economics education journal, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, which has published four issues a year since being established in 2008. As editor, Reardon believes he is fortunate to be in the vanguard of a global movement to rethink and reconceptualize economics and economics education. He receives invitations to lecture all over the world including India, China, Colombia, Mexico, France, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Poland, and the U.K.

Reardon is currently finishing a new principles of economics textbook co-authored with Maria Madi from Brazil and Molly Scott Cato, a newly elected delegate to the European Union Parliament. The text is the first of its kind to be both pluralist and sustainable, and it became available in April 2015.

Teaching Style

When Reardon was in graduate school, a professor told him, 'Teaching is learning again.' He never understood what that meant until he began teaching himself; now Reardon says he learns from his students as much as they learn from him. As in cooking, where the final dish is greater than any constituent part, Reardon believes the sum total of learning far exceeds the individual contributions of teacher or student. The most effective learning takes place in an interactive environment that moves away from the traditional lecture.

"I am blessed (or perhaps cursed) with a sense of humor and like to laugh and inject humor into the classroom. I am also humbled by what I don’t know and strive to continuously increase our collective knowledge and our willingness to learn in an active learning environment. I also believe that learning can only occur in an atmosphere of pluralism which, simply defined, is a respect for the legitimacy of different views."

- John Reardon

Publications

Books

Economics for a Better World—A New Principles of Economics Textbook, Pluto Press, London, with co-authors Mari Madi (Brazil) and Molly Scott Cato (UK), forthcoming April 2015.

The Economics Curriculum: Towards a Radical Reformulation, to be published by College Publications in collaboration with the World Economics Association (WEA), forthcoming, May 2015.

A Handbook for Pluralist Economics Education. Routledge, London, July 2009. 

Recent Book Chapters

“Education and Innovation” in Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Heterodox Approach to Economic Analysis, Chapter 12, Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi (editors) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, forthcoming 2015. 

“Underemployment,” in The New Faces of American Poverty: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession, ABC Clio Books, edited by Lindsey Hansen, 2014. 

“Social Security,” in The New Faces of American Poverty: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession, ABC Clio Books, edited by Lindsey Hansen, 2014. 

“Pluralism and Heterodoxy in Economics Pedagogy,” with Rob Garnett, in Kim Marie McGoldrick and Gail Hoyt (Eds.) International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom 2012, pp. 242-249. 

“Climate Change: Economics or Science,” in Green Economics Reader, in Miriam Kennet, Katie Balck, Michelle Gale and Volker Heinemann (Eds.). Green Economics Institute, Reading, UK. 2011, pp. 177-196. Note: This chapter was co-authored with Michelle Gale, Miriam Kennet, and Oliver Tickell. 

“The Effects of the Financial Crisis on the Italian and USA Labour Markets,” with Tindara Addabbo and Fahima Aziz, in Della Posta, P. and Talani, L.S. (Eds.) Europe and the Financial Crisis, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2011.  

Recent Journal Articles

“Pakistan’s Energy Dilemma: A Call for Global Support” International Journal of Green Economics, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013, pp. 242-256. Note: Co-author and lead author is Shujahat Ali. 

“A Radical Reformation of Economics Education: Towards a New Beginning,” Real- World Economics Review, Issue No. 62, December 2012: 2-19. 

“Time to Redesign a Conceptually Flawed Economics,” Interconnections- Research in International Management Practice, Issue 6 (2011): 13-19. 

“The Role of Values in MBA Education,” Interconnections- Research in International Management Practice, Issue 5, (2010): 17-21. 

“The Changing Structure of the Renewable Energy Industry,” International Journal of Green Economics Vol. 3, No.3 / 4, (2009): 367 – 381.