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July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019

2019 Summer Economic Institute for Teachers: Economics and the Real World

2019 Summer Economic Institute for Teachers: Economics and the Real World

The 32nd Annual Summer Economic Institute for Teachers is a unique opportunity for high school and community college educators to come to Stanford for a week to learn from leading world economists, share resources, and engage in thought-provoking discussions. Educators will leave feeling honored as professionals, intellectually refreshed, and armed with new ideas for their classrooms. 

Thanks to generous sponsors, there is no conference fee to participate!

Comments from 2018 Institute participants:

  • “The institute has been an incredible experience for me. The facilitators are welcoming, authentic, and engaging. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to talk with some of the world’s best economists about how we can better prepare our students for the future. I look forward to returning in 2019.” - William Autrey Lewiston High School, Pullman, WA

  • “This institute has been a wonderful opportunity to expand my own base of knowledge on current issues and research in economics and engage with others about the impacts of these findings on society and potential policy options.” - Nasiha Razvi San Francisco International High School, San Francisco, CA

 

Institute Preparation Requirements:

As preparation for the Institute, we ask that you complete one of the following reading assignments and join a small group discussion with fellow participants during the Institute.

Option 1: Read a recommended book, Factfulness Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the Word - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

Option 2: Read recommended articles that focus on a wealth tax and the national debt and deficit

If you are unable to access any of the articles, please email Leslie.Murray@Stanford.edu
Location: 
SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University
Admission: 

Applications due by Monday, May 20, 2019.

Contact: 
Leslie Murray
leslie.murray@stanford.edu
650-497-1006

July 22, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am
Institute Overview and Introductions
9:30am to 12:00pm
Is Income Equality Possible? Lessons from the Israeli Kibbutz
Presenter(s) : 

Ran Abramitzky

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm to 2:20pm
The Business of Failure
Presenter(s) : 

Catherine Corrigan

President and Chief Executive Officer, Exponent

2:40pm to 4:00pm
Corporate Governance and the Role of the Board of Directors
Presenter(s) : 

John B. Shoven

Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

July 23, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am
Review and Preview
9:30am to 12:00pm
The Economics of the U.S. Health Care System
Presenter(s) : 

Kate Bundorf

Associate Professor, Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm to 2:20pm
Economics of the Media
Presenter(s) : 

Jay Hamilton

Hearst Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Director, Journalism Program, Stanford University
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

 

Pre-readingChapter One of All the News That's Fit to Sell How the Market Transforms Information into News - Available for free

2:40pm to 4:00pm
Sharing of Teaching Ideas, Resources and Challenges
Presenter(s) : 

Small group discussion on the selected reading assignment.

July 24, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am
Review and Preview
9:30am to 12:00pm
The Rise and Fall of Regional Convergence in U.S. History
Presenter(s) : 

Gavin Wright

William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History, Emeritus, Stanford University
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
 

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm to 2:20pm
Economic Growth and Inequality in India
Presenter(s) : 

Anjini Kochar

Director, India Program, Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development

2:40pm to 4:00pm
Sharing of Teaching Ideas, Resources, and Challenges
Presenter(s) : 

A variety of presentations from lightening talks, to in-depth presentations, to conversations about one subject. Presentations have been assigned by the Institute based on registration. Please view the current schedule in order to prepare for your presentation. 

 

Note: If you have not yet been assigned to a presentation, please come prepared to give a brief lightening talk. The final schedule will distributed at the conference on Tuesday, July 23.

 

5:30pm to 6:15pm
Reception
6:15pm to 8:30pm
Speaker and Dinner
Presenter(s) : 

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Justice, Supreme Court of California

Herman Phleger Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School and School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

 

July 25, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am
Review and Preview
9:30am to 12:00pm
Antitrust Policy
Presenter(s) : 

Greg Rosston

Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm to 2:20pm
Ecological Origins of Economic and Political Systems
Presenter(s) : 

Steve Haber

A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, Stanford University

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

2:40pm to 4:00pm
Sharing of Teaching Ideas, Resources, and Challenges
Presenter(s) : 

We are piloting a new idea for the Institute - in assigned groups of four, teachers will create a classroom resource that builds on the week's presentations and discussions. Groups will be called upon to share Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. 

 

July 26, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am
Review and Preview
9:30am to 12:00pm
Measuring Age and Policies to Encourage Working Longer
Presenter(s) : 

John B. Shoven

Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch