Jo Beth Mertens, assistant professor of economics, recently had two articles published in The Saigon Times Daily newspaper. The first article, “Taxes and Public Goods,” was published Oct. 6, and the second, “Responsibility of the Taxpayer,” was published the following week, on Oct. 13. Both articles ran in an on-going column on economics published weekly by The Saigon Times, which is the leading English language newspaper in Ho Chi Minh City. The Economics column is published in both English and Vietnamese, and attempts to educate the general public on current economic issues. This fall, Mertens is teaching at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in HCMC.