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Diane Coyle in Auckland

June 30, 2014 Leave a comment

NZAE ConfThis year the annual conference of the New Zealand Association of Economisst takes place at the Auckland University of Technology from the 2nd – 4th July. One of the keynote speakers is Diane Coyle from the UK who runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She also has a great website called ‘The Enlightened Economist’ in which she reviews economics and business books. She is the author of several books, including recently:

GDP: A Brief and Affectionate History (Princeton University Press, 2014 forthcoming),
The Economics of Enough (Princeton University Press 2011)
The Soulful Science (2007),

She also edited ‘What’s the Use of Economics: Teaching the Dismal Science after the Crisis’ self-questions economics by economists of a discipline that did not anticipate the crisis and has barely changed since despite its self-evident shortcomings.She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and before that worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD from Harvard.

Below is a link to the conference website:

NZAE Annual Conference

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Diane Coyle in Auckland

January 24, 2014 Leave a comment

NZAE ConfThis year the annual conference of the New Zealand Association of Economisst takes place at the Auckland University of Technology from the 2nd – 4th July. One of the keynote speakers is Diane Coyle from the UK who runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She also has a great website called ‘The Enlightened Economist’ in which she reviews economics and business books. She is the author of several books, including recently:

GDP: A Brief and Affectionate History (Princeton University Press, 2014 forthcoming),
The Economics of Enough (Princeton University Press 2011)
The Soulful Science (2007),

She also edited ‘What’s the Use of Economics: Teaching the Dismal Science after the Crisis’ self-questions economics by economists of a discipline that did not anticipate the crisis and has barely changed since despite its self-evident shortcomings.She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and before that worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD from Harvard.

Below is a link to the conference website:

NZAE Annual Conference

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Geoff Riley in New Zealand

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

tutor2u_logoCo-founder of Tutor2u and economics guru, Geoff Riley is in Auckland for this week. Currently on a Royal Society Fellowship Geoff is also heading to Melbourne and Hong Kong on his trip downunder.

He is doing a presentation to teachers from around the Auckland area at King’s College on Thursday at 2pm. Please email me if you would like to attend – address below. We are very lucky to have someone of Geoff’s calibre here in NZ.

m.johnston@kingscollege.school.nz

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2013 Royal Economic Society Essay Competition

January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

tutor2u_logoHere is the information from the Tutor2u site.

Tutor2u and the Royal Economic Society are delighted to announce details of the 2013 essay competition for sixth form students.

Now in it’s sixth year, the essay competition provides a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in independent research and deepen their awareness and understanding of how economic ideas and issues can be applied when addressing contemporary policy problems. For 2013 the Judges have selected six essay titles (shown below).

The final deadline for entries has been moved towards the end of June 2013. This follows requests from many schools and colleges to use the RES competition as a post AS level enrichment activity especially for those students keen on applying to read Economics and related courses at university. The competition is open to all students who are currently studying AS / A2 Level or IB Economics (or an equivalent course).

A promotional poster about the competition will be sent out to schools and colleges in the UK next week. Please display this and encourage your students to enter.

Competition Details

The RES judging panel has settled on six essay titles covering a range of macro and micro economic issues. They are listed below.

The first prize will once again be £1,000 together with an engraved trophy together with cash prizes for the other leading essays.

The deadline for submitting essays will be Monday 24th June 2013 at 2400 hours (GMT)..

– The competition is open to all students who are currently studying AS / A2 Level or IB Economics (or an equivalent course)
– All essays must be submitted online using the official online entry form (see the link below)
– The maximum word count for entries is 2,000 words
– The word count includes footnotes, but excludes references and bibliography.
– Only one entry per student is permitted
– No revisions to entries are permitted once submitted
– Please note that entries to the competition should be unique (i.e. not published elsewhere or submitted to other essay competitions.)

Essay Titles for 2013

– Does the international mobility of talent make it impossible to tax the rich?
– Should the experience of China silence those who think that democracy is good for growth?
– Is the UK banking system too concentrated?
– Should Universities embrace market forces in deciding what to teach and how?
– Should those who object to Heathrow expansion be “bought off’’ at taxpayer expense?
– Must “quantitative easing” end in inflation?

Online Entry Form

Essays for this competition must be submitted online – please use this link to upload essays

https://tutor2u.wufoo.com/forms/res-young-economist-of-the-year-2013/

All entries will be judged by a panel of 15-20 experienced Economics teachers drawn from a range of schools and colleges across the UK. The Teacher Panel meet together in late June for two days and produce a Final Shortlist of entries from the expected entry of over 700 essays. In addition to the Final Shortlist, the Teacher Panel will produce a list of Highly Commended entries. The final winners will be announced in the late summer of 2013.

We will post regular updates on topics relevant to the essay titles chosen.

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A2 and AS Economics Revision by Big Screen Education

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Any CIE AS or A2 economics students wishing to brush up on some last minute revision should think seriously about these two courses. Run by Ben Cahill of Senior College, they offer the unique setting of the Gold Class Theatre at Event Cinemas Queen Street. See profit maximisation output and the Keynesian 45˚ line on the big screen.

AS – Saturday 13th October – 10am-1pm
A2 – Saturday 10th November – 2pm-5pm

To book go to:

www.bigscreeneducation.co.nz

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Tutor2u – 10th Year Anniversary Conference

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Had a fantastic couple of days at the 10th Annual Tutor2u conference here at the National Library in London. A great lineup in speakers – Jim O’Neill – Goldman Sachs, Philip Coggan of The Economist, Jonathon Portes former Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office to name just a few.

Many thanks to Geoff and Jim Riley, Michelle and the Tutor2u team for such great hospitality – great evening yesterday on the London Eye (see photo) and good to meet so many new people. Will blog on some of the speakers over the next few days. If you haven’t been to their site here is the link:
Tutor2u

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Tutor2u – great speakers for 10th Anniversary Economics Teacher National Conference!

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Tutor2u have a great line-up of speakers for their 10th Anniversary Economics Teacher National Conference – Wednesday 27 June 2012 at the British Library Conference Auditorium at St Pancras in Central London. They are as follows:

Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and known throughout the world for his work on the rise of the BRIC nations will open the conference. Jim has a new book out – The Growth Map, economic opportunity in the BRICS and beyond – a great read for teachers and students

Ed Conway is the Economics Editor of Sky News. Ed joined Sky News in August 2011 after a year at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He was Economics Editor of The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, where he wrote a weekly op-ed column on the economy as well as covering the financial crisis. He was the first to reveal the Bank of England’s plans to create money through quantitative easing, and to warn of the funding gap in the banking system which later led to the collapse of Northern Rock, and he won a number of awards. Ed was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Philip Coggan is the Buttonwood columnist of The Economist. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years and in 2009, he was voted Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in the Wincott awards and best communicator in the business journalist of the year awards. His latest book, “Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order”, was published by Penguin in 2011 and has been widely acclaimed as one of the best new books on the global financial crisis.

Dambisa Moyo will be our key note speaker after lunch. She is tremendously well known from her books Dead Aid and How the West was Lost and she has built a fine reputation as an international economist who comments on the macroeconomy and global affairs. Her new book due for publication ahead of our June conference is Winner Take All – China’s Race For Resources and What It Means For Us, a book on an issue that will be right at the forefront of many of globalisation and environmental topics that we teach at AS and A2 level.

Click here if you wish to register. Sounds as if it will be a great conference.

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