Cal State San Bernardino

Jim Charkins, Professor of Economics/Executive Director of the California Council on Economic Education, was awarded the The Adam Smith Award by the Council for Economic Education

This award honors individuals who have championed the cause of effective education in economic principles as part of the national education reform movement.


As a professor of economics at California State University, San Bernardino, Dr. Charkins is dedicated to economic education and has been the economics editor of the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition Teacher's Guide for nine years. Dr. Charkins served on the ten member writing team for Kindergarten through 12th Grade national economics standards and as economics consultant to the California Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards. He also served on the Review Committee for the National Standards for Business Education.