Wednesday 24 May, 3-4pm (London, BST)
Chair: Silvia dal Bianco (UCL, and CTaLE)
Amy Eremionkhale (Georgia State University)
Amy Eremionkhale is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia State University (GSU). Amy has experience teaching several courses in economics, business analytics, and finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a clinical assistant professor at GSU, Amy developed an Open Education Resource (OER) version of the Principles of Microeconomics undergraduate course alongside three GSU colleagues. Amy and her colleagues offer their OER assessment tools for no monetary cost at Econ Reimagined. A significant contribution of this collaboration to economics education is the highly interactive nature of the formative and summative assessment tools they created. In addition, Amy’s current research focuses on the impact of accessibility and nudge messages on the economics education of students. Additionally, her research in the field of health economics is focused on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare demand-side response to price changes. Using computational social science research methods, Amy has ongoing research on the impact of creating a federal holiday on its popularity, sentiment, and discourse, focusing on Juneteenth. Amy also researches the impact of global financial crises on the dual bottom-line goals of micro-finance institutions.
Laura Harvey (University of East Anglia)
Laura Harvey is Lecturer in Economics and Widening Participation Academic Officer at the University of East Anglia. She works across the student life cycle to support students from underrepresented groups access and succeed at university. She is passionate about increasing the diversity in economics and leads on several outreach projects at UEA to encourage students to peruse economics. Her research focuses on understanding inequality in the labour market and in education settings. In particular, she is interested in inter-generational and social mobility, effects of demographic changes, and the interrelationships between poverty, inequality, and economic growth.