Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic


when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

Lenka Habětínová

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes, econ(omics) is all around me...

In this course we will examine the field of economics from a variety of perspectives:
- we will talk about the classical, perfectly rational actors (and what happens when *real* humans with all their flaws join in for some fun),
- about what do companies that sell aeroplanes or detergent have in common,
- about international trade and whether there is something economists can learn from physicists,
- about currency wars and the deep question one important politician recently worried about: is it good when the dollar is strong or when it is weak?
- and if there is anything economics can tell us about education, diets, charitable giving or even marriage (spoilers: yes!)

We will play games, draw charts, debate, and engage in an activity all economists love: wonder where did (all other) economists go wrong.

No prior knowledge of economics is required or expected; prior knowledge of basic algebra is welcome but not necessary for this course.

Course leader

Lenka Habětínová

Target group

High school students from across the world.

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.