Third Edition   ©2014

LaunchPad for Chiang's Core Macroeconomics (Six Month Access)

Gerald Stone , Eric Chiang (Florida Atlantic University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-8725-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-8725-4; Format: LaunchPad

Gerald Stone


Gerald W. Stone (late) was Emeritus Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He taught principles of economics to over 10,000 students throughout his career, and he also taught courses in labor economics and law and economics. He authored or coauthored over a half dozen books and numerous articles that have been published in economic journals such as the Southern Economic Journal and the Journal of Economics and Sociology. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Arizona State University, his PhD in economics at Rice University, and a JD in law at the University of Denver.
Jerry Stone passed away after a difficult battle with cancer at the end of August 2010, as CoreEconomics and its accompanying CourseTutor were finishing up in the production process. Jerry Stone had a remarkable career as a longtime teacher at Metropolitan State College of Denver and as an author of two successful principles of economics textbooks. Those who knew Jerry will miss his steadfast commitment to the teaching of economics, a legacy that lives on in each new edition of CoreEconomics.

Eric Chiang

Eric Chiang


Eric Chiang received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and his Masters and Doctorate in Economics at the University of Florida. His first academic position was at New Mexico State University. Currently, Eric is Associate Professor and Graduate Director in the Economics Department at Florida Atlantic University. Eric also serves as the Director of Instructional Technology for the College of Business. In 2009, Eric was recipient of FAU’s highest teaching award, the Distinguished Teacher of the Year. He received the Stewart Distinguished Professorship awarded by the College of Business among numerous other teaching awards.

He has published 32 articles in peer-reviewed journals on a range of subjects including technology spillovers, intellectual property rights, telecommunications, and health care. His research has appeared in leading journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, and the Southern Economic Journal. He has presented at major conferences as well as at universities and organizations across the country and world.

As an instructor who teaches both face-to-face and online courses, Eric uses a variety of technological tools including clickers, text-response systems, and homework management systems to complement his active learning style lectures. As an administrator in the College of Business, Eric’s role as Director of Instructional Technology involves assisting instructors with effectively implementing classroom technologies. In this position, Eric also ensures that the quality of online courses meets accreditation standards including those set by AACSB. In addition to his dedication to teaching economic principles and his administrative duties, Eric devotes time to new research in economic education. His current research agenda focuses on the long-term effects of digital education and the power of visual learning.

The fourth edition of Economics: Principles for a Changing World embodies Eric’s devotion to economic education and to providing unique global perspectives that represent the diversity among students and teachers.In his spare time, Eric enjoys studying cultures and languages. He has visited all 50 U.S. states and over 80 countries, and enjoys long jogs and walks when he explores each destination in order to experience local life to the fullest.