Dirk Mateer

Dirk Mateer has a Ph.D. from Florida State University and is the Senior Lecturer and Gerald Swanson Chair of Economic Education at the University of Arizona. Dirk has been teaching Principles of Economics for over twenty years; he specializes in the Principles of Microeconomics. Before moving to the University of Arizona, Dirk spent 1 year at the University of Kentucky developing their online Principles courses and 15 years at Penn State where he taught very large classes (700 plus students per lecture), developing a reputation as one of the most effective and creative instructors of Principles of Economics in the country; for this, he was recently featured in Businessweek.

Books by Dirk Mateer

  1. Book CoverEssentials of Economics


    Meets students where they are. Makes economics matter.More

  2. Book CoverPrinciples of Economics

    Second Edition

    Mateer and Coppock's approach teaches economic decision-making with applications that students will remember.More

  3. Book CoverPrinciples of Macroeconomics

    Second Edition

    Mateer and Coppock's approach teaches economic decision-making with applications that students will remember.More

  4. Book CoverPrinciples of Microeconomics

    Second Edition

    Mateer and Coppock's approach teaches economic decision-making with applications that students will remember.More

  5. Book CoverTest Bank: for Essentials of Economics


    Every chapter of the Test Bank includes more than 125 questions—all of which have been author-reviewed and approved—and incorporates graphs, tables, and figures. Each chapter is organized using textbook section references, difficulty levels, and a concept map outlining the chapter’s most important ideas. Questions are further classified by Bloom’s Taxonomy, making it easy to construct meaningful and diagnostic tests and quizzes. The Test Bank includes questions from the following levels:
    1. Remembering questions test students' basic understanding of facts and concepts.
    2. Understanding questions pose problems in a context different from the one in which the material was learned, requiring students to draw from their understanding of concepts.
    3. Applying questions require students to draw from their prior experience and use critical-thinking skills to take part in qualitative reasoning about the real world.
    4. Analyzing questions test students’ ability to break down information and see how different elements relate to each other and to the whole.
    5. Evaluating questions ask students to assess information as whole and frame their own arguments.
    6. Creating questions pose problems or objectives that prompt students to put elements they have learned together into a coherent whole to generate ideas.More

  6. Book CoverThe Ultimate Guide to Teaching Essentials of Economics


    Combining their 50+ years of teaching experience, authors Brian O’Roark, Dirk Mateer and Lee Coppock, along with Wayne Geerling and James Tierney (both of Penn State University) as well as Kim Holder (University of West Georgia), have compiled hundreds of teaching tips into one essential, thoughtfully designed teaching resource. Chapter introductions by one of the textbook authors highlight important concepts and favorite techniques for explaining them, and each chapter ends with solutions to the unsolved end-of-chapter problems. The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Essentials of Economics makes it easy for new instructors to incorporate best teaching practices into their courses and for veteran teachers to find inspiration to enliven their lectures.
    Available in a 3-hole-punch format (with a binder included), The Ultimate Guide is designed for portability, allowing instructors to take just the portions they need to class.More

  7. Book CoverThe Ultimate Guide to Teaching Microeconomics

    Second Edition

    Additional information is forthcoming.