UCF’s Department of Economics has teamed up with Cengage Learning of Stamford, Conn.,  to webcast two keynote speakers of the 8th annual Economics Teaching Conference in Orlando this week. The two-day conference brings together economists and economic instructors from around the world to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Economists Alan Blinder and Greg Mankiw will be keynote speakers Thursday and Friday. Binder has been a consultant for the Clinton and Obama administrations, and Mankiw was head of George W. Bush’s economic council and is an economic consultant to Mitt Romney.

Blinder will speak at 4 p.m. Nov. 8, and Mankiw will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 9.