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Business & Economics, Page 27

Take an economics course from MIT Open Course Ware. It is free of charge!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

MIT has been a pioneer in offering courses online free of charge! There are numerous graduate and undergraduate courses with lecture notes, assignments and solutions, projects and examples, exams and solutions, online textbooks, multimedia content, image galleries, OCW scholar and study group. You will find the regular introductory, intermediate, and advanced theory courses. But you…

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Upcoming Faculty Presentations at International Conferences

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Laura Lamb has learned that the Western Economic Association International has accepted her paper, co-authored Belayet Hossain, “Aboriginal Labour Force Participation in Canada: Consideration of a Broader Definition of Capital” for presentation at their annual conference in San Francisco, July 1 – 3. Zena Seldon and Hafiz Rahman have their research entitled “Municipal Dichotomy or…

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HELP! Having problem understanding economic concepts?

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Although we have an Economics help center here at TRU to help you with your courses you might require additional assistance. MIT has developed an open study group where you can ask questions and get responses back to your inquiries. Join the study group and ask the question for now. I am planning to create…

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Get a head start with introduction to Microeconomics!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Have you ever thought you can take a course at MIT? Yes you can! MIT is now offering an Introduction to Microeconomics course free of charge. You will find: Lecture videos by Prof. Jon Gruber. Readings from textbooks as preparation for the lectures. Quizzes to assess your understanding of the material. Problem sets with solution…

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Here is how to engage students in Economics!

  Posted on: June 27, 2012

Use experiments and games! The origin of experimental classroom games in economics as a method of teaching and exploration dates back to the early to mid 1900s. It is due to the experiments Chamberlin, a well known economist, run with his graduate students at Harvard University. Vernon Smith a student of Chamberlin and a Nobel…

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Need help? Economics at Khan Academy

  Posted on: June 26, 2012

Kahn Academy is a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. It is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. Get help with microeconomics,…

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Do your assignments and you will do well in your courses!

  Posted on: June 26, 2012

Dr. Ehsan Latif and Dr. Stan Miles studied the factors affecting the academic performance of economics students at a small Canadian university using advanced statistical analysis. they found that graded homework, shown to have ambiguous effects in previous work, here had a positive effect !  A major contribution of the study is its analysis for…

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How do Students’ Perceive Effective Teaching? Ask Dr. Ehsan Latif and Dr. Stan Miles

  Posted on: June 26, 2012

Using advanced statistical techniques Dr. Ehsan Latif and Dr. Stan Miles assessed how students value various instructor characteristics and teaching practices. Surveys completed by 387 students at Thompson Rivers University in the Winter 2010 term revealed the students relative preferences for characteristics of instructors (e.g., how organized the instructor is, the instructor’s knowledge, and enthusiasm…

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Interested in the Economics of Climate Change? Winter 2013

  Posted on: June 26, 2012

Dr. Peter Tsigaris will be offering a new course on the economics of climate change. The course considers efficiency, externalities, public good issues asssociate with climate change well as environmental policy instruments. The course deals with the question on inter-temporal decisions and uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. The costs of mitigation and adaptation to climate change will also…

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