ExploreEcon 2020 is just around the corner and one of the many things we do during the all-day undergraduate conference is celebrate our First Year Challenge winners. In Term 1, our first year students created quality pieces of work by combining the the theme of “Capitalism, Growth and Inequality” (based on CORE Unit 1) and … More 2019-2020 First Year Challenge Winner Announcement
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
Dr. Ramin Nassehi recently launched a new photo competition called EconFrame. We did a quick interview to see what the hype is all about. What is EconFrame? It’s a photo competition open to undergraduate students. It’s focused on making a connection between economics and the real world. We’re living in a photo age so why … More Oh snap, it’s EconFrame!
On October the 18th I am giving a talk at the annual Mars Society conference held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on the perhaps slightly unusual topic of Solar System Economics. Here is a quick look at why this is an interesting, if only slowly emerging, field and why it … More Solar System Economics! But why?
We’ve lined up two Economics Education Seminars to kick-start the new year. Please use the Google Forms linked if you would like to attend either. When/Where: Thursday, 31st October, 2-3pm at Cruciform Building B1.03Speaker: Prof. Scott Cunningham (Baylor University)Title: “Teaching causal inference – design and curriculum”Register: https://forms.gle/kSGU4ML3Ysh8uwKN6Abstract: In 2012, Cunningham sought to create a class … More Economics Education seminar series for Term 1 2019-20 announced!
We’ve just completed the first week of classes and what a start to the new academic year it has been! We at CTaLE have been busy busy busy starting up the First Year Challenge, making sure Skills Lab signups go smoothly and planning the Term 1 Economics Education Seminars. From working on research projects to … More Here we go 2019/2020!
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