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Economic Episodes in American History

July 28-29, 2016

8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Probasco Chair's Center for Economic Education, in cooperation with the Nashville Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, will present a teacher workshop entitled "Economic Episodes in American History" for social studies and economics teachers in grades 9-12.  No history of America is complete without an economic perspective.  Economic Episodes in American History is an innovative textbook supplement for middle and high school students that will enrich and expand students' understanding of United States history and the role economics has played in shaping the American story.  Participants will engage in interactive lesson demonstrations and will receive a copy of the text, Economic Episodes in American History, as well as Federal Reserve resources.

Featured Presenters

Mark Schug

Mark Schug is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where, for over a decade, he was Director of the UW-Milwaukee Center for Economic Education.  Dr. Schug taught for over 36 years at the middle school, high school, and university levels, and today he works as a national consultant on economic and financial education and urban education policy.  




Ashley S. HarrisonAshley S. Harrison is Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Education at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and teaches finance in the College of Business.  Her published research focuses on economic education.






Jackie Morgan

Jackie Morgan is the Senior Economic and Financial Education Specialist at the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.






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2016 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series will feature

Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen

Constitutional Attorney Ann Coulter


Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen will appear October 10, 2016 in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing the topic "Uncertainty, Modeling, and the Macroeconomy."

Lars Peter Hansen earned the Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and is currently the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics and the College at The University of Chicago.  He is an internationally known leader in economic dynamics who works at the boundary of economics and statistics.  Dr. Hansen developed a statistical method that is particularly well suited to testing rational theories of asset pricing.  Using this method, Hansen and other researchers have found that modifications of these theories go a long way toward explaining asset prices.  Dr. Hansen was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Eugene F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller "for their empirical analysis of asset prices."  Their research laid the foundation for the current understanding of asset prices, which relies in part on fluctuations in risk and risk attitudes, and in part on behavioral biases and market frictions.  

Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco, Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, this event takes place at noon in the University Center Auditorium at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information, please contact the Probasco Chair at (423) 425-4118.