Winter Institute - Innovative Economics

2020 Winter Institute

Economic Climate, Changed

The 58th Winter Institute features nationally known speakers and experts to help us explore the effects of climate change on our economy.



Thursday, Feb. 20     912 Regency Plaza, downtown St. Cloud

5 p.m. Panel:  King Banaian, Luke Greiner, Nimantha Manamperi
6:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker:  Jennifer McMillin '01
7:30 p.m. Networking Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

Friday, Feb. 21          St. Cloud State University,
                                   Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom

8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Featured Speaker:  David Easterling
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Featured Speaker:  Catherine Wolfram "Climate Strategies: What Can We Do?"
Noon Featured Speaker:  Dr. John Mahowald

Teacher Workshop

Special St Cloud University Winter Institute Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Friday, Feb. 21

Viewing the Environment through an Economic Lens and Saving the Environment with Economic Ideas

Introducing two new innovative sets of lessons for high school teachers in social studies, business, agriculture education, and science-related fields.

Many students have a keen interest in the environment. Social studies, business, agriculture education and science teachers can bring environmental and social challenges to life for students by teaching sustainability through an integration of economics, ethics and ecology, and by demonstrating how solutions to environmental challenges can be found in economic ideas.  Be one of the first to be introduced to 16 new lessons in economics and the environment applicable to a variety of courses and aligned with standards.


Workshop Schedule

8-8:30 a.m. Registration; continental breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. Viewing Sustainability through an Economics Lens: How to be Green While Staying in the Black; Emily Anderson, instructor.
10:45 a.m.-noon Winter Institute Keynote:  Professor Catherine Wolfram, "Economics of Energy and the Environment: A Global Perspective".
12:05-12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
1-2 p.m. Saving the Environment with Economic Ideas; Julie Bunn, instructor.

Speakers and Presenters

Session Summaries