*Taught Online for Summer 2020* This program introduces students to the approaches to economic research and experimentation that make UChicago a world leader in the field. Full-time lecturers in the Department of Economics teach classes on topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, game theory, and field experiments, which are supplemented by guest lectures delivered by preeminent UChicago faculty in economics and other departments whose research applies the tools and insights of the field in new and exciting ways. Participants can apply what they hear about in lectures during small group discussion sections facilitated by a team of outstanding current UChicago students, as well as in labs and site visits to locations such as the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Students must have a foundation in calculus. Students should have a strong interest in using math to determine economics patterns. This course is not geared for students who want to focus on business; these students may want to check out Pathways in Leadership & Entrepreneurship. In addition, please note that Pathways in Economics does not cover much material on finance or corporate structures.
The course may be slightly repetitious for students who have already taken Macroeconomics and Microeconomics as these subjects are covered, albeit in a UChicago-centric way. Students will certainly gain new information if they have learned these theories, but may also want to check out Economics from an Experimental Perspective.
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