Teaching the CORE Curriculum
From: Thursday May 4, 2023, 12:30 pm
To: Thursday May 4, 2023, 1:30 pm
About the Seminar
The conventional economics curriculum does not address the problems economists should be addressing. This is the view driving CORE Econ – Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics. According to survey evidence from around the world, new economics students want to learn about society’s most important problems - the environment, globalisation and migration, inequality, unemployment, innovation, the future of work and political problems. The CORE mission is to change economics education globally to focus on these. The approach puts students at the centre of pedagogy to give students facility and confidence in using and communicating economics. Educational resources are freely available on a global scale and are now available in 8 languages. 389 institutions across the world are using CORE Econ in instruction, including 12 Australian universities. Andreas Ortmann and Pratiti Chatterjee will share their experience from teaching the CORE curriculum at UNSW.
About the Speakers
Andreas Ortmann is a professor of experimental and behavioural economics in the UNSW Business School at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; until summer 2009 he was professor and senior researcher at CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague. Prior stints include Bowdoin and Colby College, Maine, Yale University, the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and the Harvard Business School. His interests are wide-ranging and include game theory, corporate finance, experimental economics, behavioural economics, the experimental methods in the social sciences, and the history of economic thought (specifically the Adam and smith of modern economics).
Pratiti Chatterjee gained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine in 2018. She is a Macroeconomist with interests in Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Macroeconometrics. Her research primarily examines the effects of macroeconomic uncertainty on business cycles.
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Macquarie University City Campus, room 2415, level 2
123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000