2018 Economics in the Real World at Vanderbilt
This seminar isn't just about learning game-changing ideas like why incentives matter. It's also about putting those ideas into practice in the real world. If you're looking for the tools needed to better understand the news, global issues, and the world around you, join us at prestigious Vanderbilt University in June!
What's on the Agenda
The benefits will last a lifetime at this 3-day seminar for high school-aged students. Get ready to:
- Learn the secrets of leveraging the economic way of thinking and entrepreneurial mindset to achieve success on your terms
- Gain real-world communications and leadership skills during fierce competitions like the Economist's Challenge
- Discover new ways of thinking about global issues during eye-opening Discussion Sessions and competitive Trivia Challenges
- Connect with other top students during fun socials like Movie Night and activities like Seminar Games and the Trading Game
Register Today ... Limited Slots
Students can join us for just $79. There's also limited reimbursement scholarships available. If you're ready for 3 days that'll change your life, register before March 31st! Seminar is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Check in at dorm
Talk: What Kind of World Do You Want?
Discussion: I, Pencil
Activity: Scavenger Hunt
Talk: Understanding the World through Economics
Talk: Do "The Rules" Matter?
Activity: Trading Game
Activity: Group Photo
Activity: Economist's Challenge
Talk: Getting What you Want in Life
Talk: Answering the Tough Questions
Talk: Political vs. Economic Thinking
Activity: Trivia Challenge and Feedback
Activity: Movie & Discussion (Pursuit of Happyness)
Talk: Obstacles to Real World Success
Talk: How can you use Economics in your daily life?
Activity: Seminar Games
Talk: Virtuous Economic Thinking
Activity: Prep for Final Presentations
Activity: Final Presentations
Discussion: Faculty Q&A Panel
Social: Capture the flag, soccer, volleyball
Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
You should plan to arrive at Vanderbilt University (2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235) no later than 3:30 PM on Tuesday, June 12th, and all participants are required to leave by 12 PM on Friday, June 15th.
If you are flying, plan to fly into Nashville International Airport. FEE will provide a shuttle from the airport to campus (and back). We will email you details about the shuttle as the seminar gets closer.
Because of the travel time to and from the campus, please choose a flight that arrives before 1:30 PM on Tuesday, June 12th and a flight that departs after 9:30 AM on Friday, June 15th.
You will be staying in traditional dorm rooms with a roommate of your same gender and will share a community bathroom with other students on your hall, also of your same gender. Linens are NOT provided, so you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets sized Twin XL or a sleeping bag), a pillow, and a towel. Be sure to bring any toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, etc.) you might need as well.