We recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani who is currently a visiting Associate Professor at the University College of Dublin (originally based at Northern Kentucky University). During his visit, Abdullah held an Economics Education seminar on the topic of “Increasing Students’ Interest Through Experiential Learning”. We were able to learn about projects … More Review: Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani Economics Education seminar
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
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
Following the first Economics Challenge session, the participating secondary schools returned on March 4th for further insight into what it’s like to study economics, especially at UCL, alongside an award ceremony for the Challenge. The event began with students receiving participatory certificates for all their hard work in creating multi-media presentations. Aman Sharma, a 3rd … More Economics Challenge 2019 Winner!
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!
A few weeks ago, I sat down with CTaLE’s Dr. Ramin Nassehi to talk about his Economics Walk around UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. After making notes for his featured blog post (found here), he mentioned how ironic it was that though UCL’s Department of Political Economy was ground-breaking in that it hosted the first coeducational class … More Women in Economics
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