The 33rd 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!
Speakers at the Summer Institute are all University professors, outstanding economic thinkers, and distinguished teachers. This year's institute will cover a wide range of topics, including the 2020 presidential election, inequality, climate change, why school desegregation works, financial literacy, health policy, and economics of aging. The institute will also host Lanhee Chen as a Wednesday night dinner speaker. Chen was the economics adviser for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and is a noted China relations expert.
Comments from 2019 Institute participants:
“The SIEPR institute is a high-octane blend of hearing from cutting-edge economists and economic historians about their current research, combined with stimulating opportunities to meet your peers and exchange teaching ideas with them.”
- Charles Hanson, Menlo School
“I cannot find enough superlatives for the SIEPR conference. On any spectrum of excellence, SIEPR scores 6 out of 5. Informative, engaging, stimulating; an amazing place to learn, network, and make new friends in a beautiful Stanford setting. A heart-felt thank you!!
- Joanna Sobala, Mission College
“Without a hint of doubt, the most impactful, engrossing and engaging speakers and presentations regarding timely Economic topics with direct application to what should happen in high school economic classes.”
- Paul Tessaro, Mira Mesa High School
“The Economic Institute for Teachers was the best professional development opportunity I have attended to date. The presenters are the foremost experts in their fields and truly expanded my knowledge of relevant economic topics. The collaborative nature of the conference was inspiring. Overall this institute will have a lasting impact on me and my students.”
- Kevin Danaher, The Taft School, CT