Gerald Stone Gerald W. Stone (late) was Emeritus Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He taught principles of economics to over 10,000 students throughout his career, and he also taught courses in labor economics and law and economics. He authored or coauthored over a half dozen books and numerous articles that have been published in economic journals such as the Southern Economic Journal and the Journal of Economics and Sociology. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Arizona State University, his PhD in economics at Rice University, and a JD in law at the University of Denver. Jerry Stone passed away after a difficult battle with cancer at the end of August 2010, as CoreEconomics and its accompanying CourseTutor were finishing up in the production process. Jerry Stone had a remarkable career as a longtime teacher at Metropolitan State College of Denver and as an author of two successful principles of economics textbooks. Those who knew Jerry will miss his steadfast commitment to the teaching of economics, a legacy that lives on in each new edition of CoreEconomics.