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EconoFact Collaborates with Macmillan Learning to Enhance Digital Learning Materials for Economics Courses
Date:12/18/2019

EconoFact, a non-profit media initiative published by the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Macmillan Learning to create online materials that will enhance the digital learning experience of students using Macmillan Learning’s acclaimed series of economics textbooks.

Under the agreement, Macmillan Learning will make available to students EconoFact’s memos on timely economic policy issues. The memos will be offered as part of Macmillan Learning’s online learning systems that support its best-selling Principles of Economics titles, including textbooks by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Eric Chiang, Tyler Cowen and Alex Taborrak, Stephen Rubb and Scott Sumner, and Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers.

Macmillan Learning will pair EconoFact memos with specific chapters of these textbooks and provide instructors with rich online assessments and supplementary lesson plans unavailable anywhere else. The collaboration gives students a unique opportunity to draw from the expertise of EconoFact’s wide network of leading academic contributors, and complement their classroom learning with analyses of current news and events.

“We believe that EconoFact’s well-respected, fact-based approach to analyzing current economic issues is a great addition to our economics course materials. These memos, along with the intuitive assessments and lesson plans that Macmillan Learning is creating, model how students can apply the academic frameworks presented by our world-class authors to real-world situations,” said Simon Glick, Sr. Executive Editor, Macmillan Learning.

EconoFact, founded in January 2017, works with a network of more than 90 leading academics from about 40 universities across the U.S. to publish memos on topics ranging from immigration reform and international trade to the federal budget deficit and monetary policy. A trusted resource with several authors who have also served in leading policy positions, such as chief economists in the U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments, EconoFact recently reached one million page views to its site. In addition to its series of memos, EconoFact publishes Data Point, a new content initiative that offers insights into interesting facts and statistics, as well as video interviews with leading economists.

“We are pleased to expand access to the expertise of our team through this agreement with Macmillan Learning,” said Fletcher School Professor Michael Klein, founder and Executive Editor of EconoFact. “Our mission is to provide non-partisan insights into the key economic debates of our time in an accessible manner. We are excited by the strong, and growing, response to our efforts, and are especially pleased to be able to reach the next generation of engaged citizens through the support of a leading publisher.”

To read the EconoFact memo series and to learn more about the organization, visit http://www.EconoFact.org. To learn more about Macmillan Learning, visit https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us.

About EconoFact
EconoFact bridges the economic policy divide by publishing non-partisan, fact-based analyses by leading researchers across the U.S. on timely economic policy issues. The memos aim to provide context and background information for understanding the key economic debates of our time. Founded in 2017, EconoFact is published by the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. More information can be found at http://www.econofact.org.

About Macmillan Learning
Macmillan Learning is a privately-held, family-owned company that improves lives through learning. By linking research to learning practice, Macmillan develops pioneering products and learning materials for students that are highly effective and drive improved outcomes. Its engaging content is developed in partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers. To learn more, please visit macmillanlearning.com, view its Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn sites, or join the Macmillan Community.

About The Fletcher School
The Fletcher School at Tufts University is the oldest graduate school of international affairs in the U.S., working to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to research and education. Since 1933, The Fletcher School has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business, and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. Through our ongoing commitment and rigorous approach to advancing world knowledge through research and scholarship, The Fletcher School at Tufts University continues to inform and build bridges to meaningful global solutions.

Follow The Fletcher School at Tufts University on Twitter (@FletcherSchool), Instagram (@thefletcherschool), Facebook (@fletcherschool) and LinkedIn (Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), or visit our website (http://www.fletcher.tufts.edu) to stay updated on our news and events.  

Media contacts:

For EconoFact:                
Christine Dunn
ArcPoint Strategy
cdunn@arcpointstrategy.com
(617) 314-6441, x101

For Macmillan Learning
Marisa Bluestone
Marisa.bluestone@macmillan.com

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