Sunday, January 6, 2013

Teaching Economics With Excel

Thought this may be of interest to some of you.

Workshop: Teaching Economics with Excel
Humberto Barreto
June 12 - 14, 2013
DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

While the content of the typical undergraduate economics course has remained stable in recent decades, computers have become more powerful, easier to use, and as common as pencil and paper. In spite of these developments, teaching methods remain virtually unchanged, with chalk-and-talk the dominant mode of delivery. This 3-day workshop will demonstrate how to utilize computer-based, active learning techniques to teach economics and econometrics. By providing real, concrete examples with clear visual feedback, students learn much more and acquire advanced computer skills.
Each day will be devoted to a particular course: Intermediate Micro on the first day, then Econometrics and, finally, Intermediate Macroeconomics. Participants will learn sophisticated applications of Excel, using macro-enhanced workbooks and a variety of add-ins.

There is no fee to attend the workshop and all meals are provided by the generous support of the Elizabeth P. Allen funds at DePauw University. Participants are responsible for lodging and transportation costs. Space is limited.

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for more information, including a schedule of topics.

If you have friends or colleagues who might be interested, I would appreciate it if you would let them know about this opportunity by simply forwarding this message to them.

Thank you.

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