Common Sense for Life: A Workshop for Teachers
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
July 30-31, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Common Sense Economics for Life: A Workshop for Teachers is designed for economics teachers in grades 9-12 and will be combined with media technology in a manner that makes learning fun. The workshop will focus on what beginning students really need to know: the operation of markets, the importance of entrepreneurship, the institutional elements of a prosperous economy, the economics of political decision-making, and important principles of personal finance that will help students make better career, spending, saving, and investment decisions throughout their lifetimes. In addition, the workshop will provide an overview of current educational resources available to economics teachers.
This workshop is presented by The Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise Center for Economic Education, in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Space is limited! Please click below for registration and details.
2013 Burkett Miller Lecture Series will feature Nobel Laureate Robert E. Lucas, Jr.
Nobel laureate Robert E. Lucas, Jr. will appear October 7, 2013 in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing the topic "The Logic of Entitlement Reform."
Robert E. Lucas, Jr. is the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at The Univeristy of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1995, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. In awarding the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to Lucas, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized him "for having developed and applied the hypothesis of rational expectations, and thereby having transformed macroeconomic analysis and deepened our understanding of economic policy."
Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco, Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, this event takes place at noon in the University Center auditorium; is free and open to the public; and seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please contact the Probasco Chair at (423) 425-4118.