Dr. Ramin Nassehi, our innovative CTaLE member (one of many actually) who is also the founder of EconWalks and EconFrame, has started up a podcast series. The first episode is with Sam Asher about his path to conducting research and eventually becoming a winner of ExploreEcon 2019. Ramin believes that the novelty of the podcast … More CTaLE Podcast 1: Interview with Sam Asher, winner of ExploreEcon 2019
Dr. Ramin Nassehi recently launched a new photo competition called EconFrame. We did a quick interview to see what the hype is all about. What is EconFrame? It’s a photo competition open to undergraduate students. It’s focused on making a connection between economics and the real world. We’re living in a photo age so why … More Oh snap, it’s EconFrame!
On October the 18th I am giving a talk at the annual Mars Society conference held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on the perhaps slightly unusual topic of Solar System Economics. Here is a quick look at why this is an interesting, if only slowly emerging, field and why it … More Solar System Economics! But why?
We’ve lined up two Economics Education Seminars to kick-start the new year. Please use the Google Forms linked if you would like to attend either. When/Where: Thursday, 31st October, 2-3pm at Cruciform Building B1.03Speaker: Prof. Scott Cunningham (Baylor University)Title: “Teaching causal inference – design and curriculum”Register: https://forms.gle/kSGU4ML3Ysh8uwKN6Abstract: In 2012, Cunningham sought to create a class … More Economics Education seminar series for Term 1 2019-20 announced!
We’ve just completed the first week of classes and what a start to the new academic year it has been! We at CTaLE have been busy busy busy starting up the First Year Challenge, making sure Skills Lab signups go smoothly and planning the Term 1 Economics Education Seminars. From working on research projects to … More Here we go 2019/2020!
After the UCL Education Awards, we caught up with Dr Michela Tincani to talk about the innovative Statistical Methods in Economics course that was behind her UCL Provost Education Award win. Background Michela completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Pennsylvania and finished her post-doc at UCL before staying on as an Economics … More UCL Provost Education Award Winner: Dr. Michela Tincani
I spent my Sunday at the London Marathon. Not running it (oh dear) but supporting my housemate who was attempting this amazing feat (and conquered it under 4 hours). People cheered and high-fived every passing runner, hoisted encouraging banners and offered water/energy gels/candy/honestly any kind of support running 26.2 miles requires. The atmosphere was uplifting … More London Marathon 2019