Thompson Rivers University

Business & Economics, Page 31

Watch insights provided by prominent economists on “Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy”

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

During the spring of 2011, MIT celebrated its 150th anniversary with symposiums, performances, exhibits and landmark events. This post links to symposiums on Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy. Insight are provided by a panel of prominent Economists: Opening Remarks on Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy Keynote Address…

Read more

Freakonomics gives you a different flavour of Economics!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Steven D. Levitt an economist at the University of Chicago co-authored with a writer Stephen J. Dubner a best selling book titled Freakonomics. The book covers topics such as cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys! Then they wrote another best selling book SuperFreakonomics with stories about the economics of prostitution,…

Read more

Gapminder to promote a fact-based world view!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

If you are a teacher and want to build a fact-based world view. I strongly recommend Gapminder. It unveils the beauty of statistics. Gapminder’s mission is to “Fighting devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone understands.” Gapminder is a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable global development – “a modern museum on the internet”. Its aim is…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

Archives