Big Economic Ideas Seminar

Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Denver

That venerable publication, The Economist, recently ran a series called “Big Economic Ideas.” It featured some of the seminal works in the field whose influence and relevance have endured through today. We bring you the opportunity to explore three of these with us: George Akerlof’s “The Market for Lemons,” Hyman Minsky’s “Financial Instability Hypothesis,” and John Nash’s “Game Theory and Nash Equilibrium.” We’ll share those articles with you prior to the class. Dale DeBoer,  PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will elaborate on each. Mentor teacher Kurt Gutschick will then share lessons that reinforce the concepts and that you can take back into your secondary classrooms. A great opportunity to boost your economics chops!

Grades: Secondary
Place | Time: 3443 South Galena St , 2nd Floor, Denver, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FEE: $25*
Optional Credit:  ½ UCCS ECON 6310 or 6320 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education or in Personal Financial Literacy Education, but not both.
Faculty: Dale DeBoer, PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Kurt Gutschick, Teacher, Valor Christian
Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

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*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested up to 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

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