Winter Institute - Innovative Economics

Teacher Workshop

Fundamentals of Environmental Economics & Entrepreneurship

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
St. Cloud State University

This one-day workshop is designed to familiarize middle and high school teachers and curriculum specialists with a non-biased approach that introduces the basics of environmental economics & entrepreneurship and provides effective classroom simulations to introduce the concepts into the classroom.

8 a.m.

Registration and Check-in (light breakfast provided)

8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

8:30-10 a.m.

Overview and Introductory Lecture: "An Introduction to Environmental & Entrepreneurship Economic Concepts"

Lecture/Activity 1: "The Tragedy of the Commons" and Activity

10-11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Deirdre McCloskey

11:30-11:45 a.m.


11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

"Introduction to Marginal Analysis"

Working Lunch and "World Issues Simulation"

1:15-1:35 p.m.

Lecture 2: "Using Marginal Analysis to Make Environmental Decisions"

1:35-2:15 p.m.

Lecture 3: "Addressing Climate Change: Alternative Policies"

2:15-2:30 p.m.


2:30-3 p.m. Activity 2: "A Cost/Benefit Simulation: Would You Swim Here?"
3:00- 3:15 p.m.

Review of FTE/St. Cloud State University Center programs, Evaluations and Adjournment



Presented by the Foundation for Teaching Economics in partnership with the St. Cloud State University Center for Economic Education.


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