23 July 2016
Economics with Experiments
This is an introductory course that offers an overview of important principles of economics. The teaching methodology will be based on classroom experiments that are effective and enjoyable.
Miltos Makris, University of Southampton, UK
Undergraduates as well as high school juniors and seniors
The main goals of the course are (i) to develop students' understanding of basic themes in modern economics, which will be very useful in appreciating the issues involved in current policy debates as well as everyday social interactions, (ii) to enable students to assess the pros and cons of various analytical tools deployed in economic theory for understanding and explaining politico-socio-economic phenomena, and thereby to equip students with skills that will be very useful in a wide variety of contexts, (iii) to allow for hands-on training via carefully-designed experiments that will be tailored to the discussion of individual topics.
EUR 2344: The tuition covers:
1) Attendance of the lectures and issuing of an official transcript by TEI with the grade of the student and the number of credits obtained; the transcript can be used for transferring the credits to the student’s home institution.
2) Stay for 13 days in the five-star Lucy hotel. Rooms are of double occupancy.
3) Two meals a day, breakfast and dinner, served buffet style at Lucy hotel.
4) Free transportation from and to the airport if students arrive on July 10th and depart on July 23rd. For different days of arrival and departure the cost of transportation will be the student’s responsibility. The free transportation also includes the bus rides to and from the college where the lectures will take place, and the transportation for three planned activities (a guided tour of the region, a one-day trip and boat ride to a nearby island, and a festive farewell dinner).
5) Logistical support provided by the chief chaperone, a professor in a major US university.
Please bear in mind that payment to our program is made in dollars. Overtime variations in the exchange rate between the dollar and the euro (or other foreign currencies) are bound to cause slight deviations from the price quoted here in euros.