Robert Shand is a doctoral candidate in the Economics & Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. A former teacher of history, government, and economics in the New York City public schools, his research interests include teacher training and effectiveness, efficiency of resource allocation, and college access and success among recent immigrant students. He maintains a strong interest in the intersections between research, policy, and practice, and has contributed to the Cowin Financial Literacy Project as well as the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum on public finance and fiscal policy. In addition to his curriculum writing work, Rob serves as a researcher at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College and as an Instructor in the Education Policy and Social Analysis Department.

Learning by the Case Method

Adapted from a guide developed by John Hammond
at the Harvard Business School

The case method is not only the most relevant and practical way to learn financial literacy skills, it’s also meant to be exciting and fun. But, it can also be very confusing if you don’t know much about it. This brief note is designed to remove the confusion by explaining how the case method works and then to suggest how you can get the most out of it. . . . [Download the PDF here.]