William Walstad

John T. and Mable M. Hay Professor of Economics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

William Walstad is the John T. and Mable M. Hay Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the editor of the Journal of Economic Education and served a six-year term as Chair of the American Economic Association’s standing Committee on Economic Education.

His research focuses on the teaching and learning of economics and personal finance, and testing of economic and financial literacy. He revised or developed the Test of Understanding of College Economics, the Test of Economic Literacy (high school), and three tests for the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum.

From 2008-2011, he has worked with the Office of Financial Education at the U.S. Treasury Department on the development and administration of the National Financial Capability Challenge for high school students.

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