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2024 Summer Economic Institute for Teachers

Economic Challenges for the 21st Century

Event Details:

Monday, July 22, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024

Location

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

This event is open to:

By Invitation Only

The 37th annual Stanford Summer Economic Institute for Teachers will take place from July 22 – 26, 2024. This is a week-long program, organized by Professors Ran Abramitzky, John Shoven, and Gavin Wright, and directed at high school and community college economic teachers. The program covers a broad range of economic topics to enhance teacher's curricular goals.

The broad theme this year will be “Economic Challenges for the 21st Century.” In addition to the faculty organizers’ presentations, there will be talks on topics likely to include climate change, personal finance, labor management practices and the changing workplace, and human-centered artificial intelligence. In addition, Jennifer Burns, Stanford Associate Professor of History, will discuss her new book, Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative (an Economist best book of 2023). Another highlight will be a presentation by 2021 Nobel Prizewinner, Guido W. Imbens, Stanford Professor of Economics.

Schedule

Monday, July 22, 2024

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    Breakfast

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    Institute Overview and Introductions

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    Immigration and Crime

    Ran Abramitzky, Stanford Sr. Associate Dean of Social Sciences

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    Lunch

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    Small Groups: Discussion of SIEPR Economic Summit Videos Workshop Participants

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    Milton Friedman and American Economics

    Jennifer Burns, Associate Professor Stanford History Department

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

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    Breakfast

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    Review and Preview

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    Investment Basics: Bonds and Stocks

    John Shoven, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Emeritus

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    Lunch

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    Small Groups: Sharing of Teaching Ideas, Resources, and Teaching Strategies Workshop Participants

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    Natural Experiments in Economics

    Guido Imbens, Professor, Stanford Economics & Graduate School of Business

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    Reception, Dinner & Keynote Speaker - Growth and Development: A Personal Perspective

    Peter Blair Henry, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Dean Emeritus, NYU School of Business

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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    Breakfast

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    Review and Preview

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    Slavery, Memory, and Economic History

    Gavin Wright, William Coe Professor of American Economic History, Emeritus

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    Lunch

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    Improving Educational Opportunities for Students

    Susanna Loeb, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

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    Is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dead?

    Tina Jones, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Cadence Design Systems

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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    Breakfast

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    Review and Preview

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    The Importance of Teaching Personal Finance

    Annamaria Lusardi, Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

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    Lunch

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    Is Science Broken?

    John Etchemendy, Former Stanford Provost & Co-Director Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

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    Collaborative Lesson Planning Workshop Participants

Friday, July 26, 2024

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    Breakfast

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    Review and Preview

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    Politically Feasible Climate Policy

    Hunt Allcott, Professor, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

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    Lunch

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