Landrum Bolling Center
Tuesday, 1-2:30pm; Thursday, 10-11:30am
Visiting Instructor of Economics
- M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
- B.A., Earlham College
Novels and Models: The Economic and Literary Imagination
This transdisciplinary course bridges the usually disparate studies of economics and literature, and investigates the potential for mutual contribution. We engage a rich tradition of literary theory and a variety of novels, plays, and film with economic ideas in order to gain a greater appreciation of both. We use this productive confrontation to illuminate diverse problems in the arts, philosophy, history, and social science.
This course introduces students to one of the primary tools of economic analysis: the application of statistical techniques to economic data. The course combines a grounding in economic theory with guided research projects and practical training in statistics software. This provides students with new means to understand and direct their own education in economics, as well as important skills for thesis research or continued study at the graduate level.
As an Earlham alum, David Eisnitz appreciates the opportunity to again be a part of the special community at the College. “I have taught at a variety of institutions ranging from rural elementary schools to urban high schools to large universities,” says Eisnitz. “I really value and enjoy the teaching and learning process, and I attribute that appreciation and enjoyment to my experiences as a student at Earlham. I'm thrilled to be rejoining that community as part of the teaching faculty.”
Eisnitz’s areas of interest for research include political economy, the history of economic thought, economic history and interdisciplinary approaches to economic inquiry.
Eisnitz teaches such courses as Econometrics and Novels and Models: The Economic and Literary Imagination. The latter combines economics and literature for a transdisciplinary way to illuminate problems in the arts, philosophy, history, and social science.
- Union for Radical Political Economics
- Association for Economic and Social Analysis
- International Association for Feminist Economics
- Center for Popular Economics