Economics in the Real World (PDF)
Prepare to test-drive the college experience, explore economic concepts with professors who are leading experts in their fields, and make friends with other intellectually curious high school students.
Programing for Economics in the Real World includes team challenges, interactive discussions, films, games, and presentations from top professors (who are chock full of real-world advice for the pre-college crowd). By the end of the seminar, students will come away with a mastery of economic concepts, including scarcity, opportunity cost, property rights, competition, incentives, the role of institutions, and more!
Location: University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona
Date: July 11 – July 14, 2019
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Get a feel for the college experience.
Students will spend the night in dorms, dine cafeteria-style at the dining hall, and learn in the same lecture halls as college students, for 3 days and nights.
Make new friends and have fun.
We bring in the most engaging professors and business leaders from across the country, and host team-based challenges, socials, and games to make the experience fun!
Gain intellectual tools for success.
Students develop the intellectual tools they need to create value for their community and accomplish their personal and professional goals.
We're committed to excellence. This is what students will master after spending 3 days with our world-class team.
The Economic Mindset
Master a new perspective of interpreting the world.
Learn what it means to see the world from an economic perspective, and come away with a mastery of concepts including scarcity, individual choice, opportunity cost, and incentives.
How and Why Markets Work
Get an in-depth understanding of how markets impact the world we live in.
Learn about how wealth is created, and how emergent order, trade, and competition create prosperity in society—and pull people out of poverty.
Rules and Institutions
Discover which rules and institutions work, and why.
Learn why property rights and rule of law are necessary to human flourishing, and why top-down, centralized social engineering leads to cronyism and corruption.
Antony Davies is an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust.
James R. Harrigan
James R. Harrigan is Director of Education at the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona.
Bruce Rottman has taught Economics, History, and American Government since 1980. He has won several prizes for excellence in economic education.