Following last year’s magical demonstration, this year Dr. Michela Tincani introduced the S-Factor to her Statistical Methods in Economics class. See below for Michela’s blog post on her new X Factor style statistics competition! With S Factor, I had two goals in mind. First, to better connect the course material to the real world. On … More Have you got the S Factor?
As we start a new term and get ready for Explore Econ 2020 and other CTaLE events, including Dr Abdullah Al-Bahrani’s seminar on Diversity in the Classroom and his workshop on Financial Literacy for Students, let’s take a look back at one of the highlights of last term, the extremely popular Causal Inference workshop run … More Review: Professor Scott Cunningham Causal Inference workshop
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!