Review: EconTEAching Seminar – Teaching Economics to Non-specialists: opportunities and overcoming challenges

On April 27th 2022, we hosted a EconTEAching seminar on ‘Teaching Economics to Non-Specialists’. I (Cloda Jenkins, Chair) have recently moved from teaching specialists to teaching students from different backgrounds and with different interests for their future. I found that what I taught was not very different but how I taught and how I motivated students was different. … More Review: EconTEAching Seminar – Teaching Economics to Non-specialists: opportunities and overcoming challenges

Review: #EconTEAching Seminar 20: Are Predicted Grades the Best Way to Identify Potential to Study Economics? by Cloda Jenkins and Pavel Sizov

It was a great pleasure to host Prof Kevin Denny (University College Dublin), Dr Steven Proud (Bristol University) and Dr Richard Murphy (University of Texas at Austin) for an important discussion about how to identify students with the greatest potential to study economics at university. … More Review: #EconTEAching Seminar 20: Are Predicted Grades the Best Way to Identify Potential to Study Economics? by Cloda Jenkins and Pavel Sizov

Review: #EconTEAching Seminar 18: Diversifying Economics Curriculum, by Vandita Garg and Baoyang Yu

On the 13th October 2021, we hosted a chat with Ingrid Kvangraven (KCL) and Carolina Alves (Cambridge) to talk about “Diversifying Economics Curriculum.” … More Review: #EconTEAching Seminar 18: Diversifying Economics Curriculum, by Vandita Garg and Baoyang Yu

Review: #EconTEAching Seminar 17: Diversifying the Use of Pop Culture in the Classroom: K-pop Music, by Madeleine Adamson (UCL)

When I saw on Twitter that Jadrian Wooten (Penn State University), Wayne Geerling (Monash University) and Angelito Calma (University of Melbourne) had written a paper on “Diversifying the use of pop culture in the classroom: Using K-pop to teach principles of economics,” I knew it would be super fun to have them be a part of CTaLE’s EconTEAching seminar series. … More Review: #EconTEAching Seminar 17: Diversifying the Use of Pop Culture in the Classroom: K-pop Music, by Madeleine Adamson (UCL)

Economic Research, Education, and Institution Building: Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021

Earlier this week, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021 was awarded to David Card (University of California, Berkeley) and to Joshua Angrist (MIT) and Guido Imbens (Stanford University). In this blog post, our Director, Professor Parama Chaudhury discusses their contributions to the frontiers of economic research, education, and … More Economic Research, Education, and Institution Building: Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021