The Magic Number

During Term 1, Dr. Michela Tincani teaches Statistical Methods in Economics. In order to change things up a little bit, on Thursday 6th December, Michela invited John Conway, a magician to help elaborate on the fun side of statistics. John was entertaining with constant jokes and magic tricks. Having front row seats, I was astounded … More The Magic Number

The Cost of Fire

The California wildfires have captured headlines for the past weeks raging through both northern and southern parts of the state. With the fires, Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire to name a few, fast destroying homes and taking lives it is set to be California’s deadliest in the state’s history. As I am writing this, the … More The Cost of Fire

CORE Schools Economics Challenge 2018 Winners

The CORE Project, in which Dr Parama Chaudhury is a part of, established a Schools Economics Challenge that asks schools around the world to use The Economy (the CORE textbook) and the Financial Time’s site as resources to create a 3-min video based on the theme “Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis”. Earlier this … More CORE Schools Economics Challenge 2018 Winners

Review: 21st November Economics Education seminar

Last week, members of CTaLE attended a UCL Economics Department seminar featuring Dr. Neha Batura, Dr. Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli and Dr. Jolene Skordis-Worrall from the UCL Institute for Global Health. They presented on the interesting topic of “Assessing Economics using Portfolios: Building Skills while Building the Assessment.” Through looking at real examples of academic portfolios, Dr. … More Review: 21st November Economics Education seminar

Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Happy Thanksgiving to all! This is my second Thanksgiving in London and my first opportunity to reflect on this holiday in an economic standpoint, especially taking into account its impact on the US and the UK. This Investopedia article does well in explaining Thanksgiving and its link to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This post is … More Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday

2018-2019 First Year Challenge Winner Announcement

Our first year students produced quality pieces of work by combining the places their groups were assigned to and the theme of “Capitalism, Growth and Inequality” (based on CORE Unit 1) into interesting 3 minute multimedia clips. The shortlisted videos can be viewed on our YouTube page linked here. A huge congratulations to our two … More 2018-2019 First Year Challenge Winner Announcement