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
What is your role and what does it involve? I am doing a bit of everything in many ways. As Departmental Tutor I am responsible for the pastoral care and personal tutoring system. One aspect of that is to figure out how with limited resources we can provide a personal tutoring system that encourages students … More Q&A with Frank Witte
On 19 March, the UCL Economist’s Society hosted Professor Edward Prescott (Arizona State University and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize. I sat down with Dr. Ramin Nassehi to discuss Professor Prescott’s seminar on “RBC Methodology: And Its Successful Use”. Dr. Nassehi explained that Professor Prescott revolutionised macroeconomics. … More Nobel Laureate Seminar: Edward Prescott