2015 UAA Experimental Economics Workshop: “An Invitation to Modern Economics.”

The bi-annual UAA Experimental Economics Workshop was held at The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Economics on January 16, 2015 and September 11, 2015

Taught by Kyle Hampton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, the workshop exposes undergraduate UAA students to economics and experimental economics. These workshops intend to excite students into considering economics courses and majors. Many students in the workshop enrolled in economics courses right away! Thanks to the workshop, the number of majors and graduates has almost tripled in the past four years! Furthermore, there has been an increase in student research.

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In addition, students participated in experiments and earned cash!

Here is what some participants had to say about the workshop:

  • “Keep this up! This workshop is worth more than just cash, but the cash is like an incentive, just as the professor said.”
  • “I would highly recommend this workshop to others. It was a great use of time – not only do you gain insight into very valuable topics that can apply to anyone’s life, but you get paid to do these fun experiments and learn interesting information.”
  • “Yes, I’d recommend this workshop to others. It is a short how-to on economics for anyone, especially for people without previous background knowledge.”

For more information on the workshop and upcoming dates, please visit the UAA Workshops website.