In the next few weeks we’ll be publishing a series of posts for everyone to get to know the members of CTaLE. These quick Q&A posts will feature insights on the projects the academics are working on as well as quirky economics jokes they find amusing (groan). Stay tuned! Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Five secondary schools around London were selected to take part in the new Economics Challenge modelled around the First Year Challenge. On February 11th, each school sent students from year 10 and year 11 to experience what it would be like to study economics in a university environment. Professor Antonio Cabrales, UCL Economics Head of … More Introducing the Economics Challenge 2019!
On Wednesday, 3rd year UCL Economics students, Hannah Buttle and Otso Hao, presented their study on the BME Attainment Gap at Posters in Cloisters 2019. This event highlights the best of undergraduate research at UCL with two being selected for Posters in Parliament, an exhibition of undergraduate research at Westminster. We caught up with Otso … More Posters in Cloisters 2019: The BME Attainment Gap
It’s 2019 and that means Term 2 is on its way! Following our last blog post on what we at CTaLE thought were highlights of 2018-2019 Term 1, this post covers what we are most excited for in 2018-2019 Term 2. Dr. Cloda Jenkins is looking forward to the launch of the Economics Network-CTaLE joint … More New Year, New Term
As this year draws to an end, we look back at all the wonderful classes, events and projects that have taken place in 2018-2019 Term 1. A few CTaLE members reflected on this time and some notable moments. Highlights for Dr. Cloda Jenkins included Alice Li, a 2nd year UCL Economics student, winning the Royal … More Looking back at Term 1, 2018
Since joining UCL and CTaLE, Dr. Ramin Nassehi has initiated a bespoke “Economics Walk” around Bloomsbury, London. With the UCL Economics department being the oldest in England, this walk incorporates the history of key economic figures who spent time in the area and how they are linked to present day events. It is an innovative … More Innovative Way of Teaching History of Economics: Ricardo, Darwin, Keynes, Wolf, Orwell
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