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July 26, 2021 - 12:00am to July 30, 2021 - 11:55pm

2021 Summer Economic Institute for Teachers

2021 Summer Economic Institute for Teachers

The 34th 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. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Summer Institute will be held fully online. View the most up-to-date agenda here: Summer Institute Agenda 2021.doc
 
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 rent control, immigration, medical debt, personal finance, and more. The institute will also host Alan Garber as a Thursday afternoon tea speaker. Garber is a physician, health economist, and currently serves as provost at Harvard University.
Location: 
Online
Admission: 

Applications are due by June 25, 2021

Contact: 
Tiffany Ah Tye
ahtyet@stanford.edu
650-736-2988

July 26, 2021

9:00am to 9:20am
Institute Overview and Introductions
9:20am to 11:30am
Streets of Gold: Immigration in the U.S. over Two Centuries
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11:30am to 12:30pm
Lunch Break
12:30pm to 1:40pm
Sharing of Teaching Ideas, Resources and Challenges Workshop Participants
1:50pm to 3:00pm
Medical Debt in America: Causes, Consequences and Potential Solutions
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July 27, 2021

9:00am to 9:20am
Review and Preview
9:20am to 11:30am
Removing Barriers for Low-Income and Underrepresented Groups to Attend and Succeed in College
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11:30am to 12:30pm
Lunch Break - Optional Banter with John Shoven, Ran Abramitzky, and Gavin Wright
12:30pm to 1:40pm
Sharing of Teaching Ideas, Resources and Challenges Workshop Participants
1:50pm to 3:00pm
Next Gen Personal Finance
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July 28, 2021

9:00am to 9:20am
Review and Preview
9:20am to 11:30am
Post-Slavery African-American Economic History: A Survey
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11:30am to 12:30pm
Lunch Break
12:30pm to 1:40pm
Minimum Wage and Racial Inequality
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1:50pm to 3:00pm
How the Economics of the Family Can Inform Policymaking in the Developing World
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July 29, 2021

9:00am to 9:20am
Review and Preview
9:20am to 11:30am
Saving for Retirement
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11:30am to 12:30pm
Lunch Break - Optional Banter with John Shoven, Ran Abramitzky, and Gavin Wright
12:30pm to 1:40pm
Special Tea Speaker
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Alan Garber

Provost of Harvard

1:50pm to 3:00pm
Financial Crises: Teaching Stanford Students about Policymaking in Volatile Markets
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July 30, 2021

9:00am to 9:20am
Review and Preview
9:20am to 11:30am
Who Benefits from Affordable Housing Policies?
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