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Student workshops

1st Student Workshop (April 1st – 2nd, 2009)

These workshops are open for all students who are in their last two years of high school and who are interested in pursuing the study of economics during their undergraduate education. The main goal of the workshop is for students to become familiarized with the field of economics and ease their decision regarding what they would like to study in the future.

In order to achieve this goal, we perform a series of activities to familiarize the students with our campus, participate in economic experiments, interact with students from other high schools, and meet current students and alumni from our faculty. The workshop is always led by a foreign experimental economist whom we invite especially for this activity. We also organize a series of talks where a couple of guest economists share their professional experience and describe the activities they perform in their fields.

With these activities we expose the participants to all the different fields in which economists commonly work as well as the life of an undergraduate student, while also giving them the opportunity to meet and talk with an expert economist.

1st Student Workshop (April 1st – 2nd, 2009)

Led by: Stephen Rassenti, Rimvydas Baltaduonis, and Diego Aycinena.

“I was impressed by how ample the field of economics is. Having evaluated the possibility of studying other subjects, I was amazed by how closely related economics is to society. They are both far closer than I ever expected and that makes economics a lot more interesting for me”.

“The most valuable aspect of this workshop was the way we learned economic concepts in a unique way by experimenting and making decisions on our own. The way I see and think about economics has completely changed”.

“I see the field of economics differently now that I have participated in this workshop. I am now very interested in studying economics”.

2nd Student Workshop (March 15th – 16th, 2011)

Led by: David Railey.

Guest economists: Hugo Maúl and John Maluccio

“I really enjoyed the fact that the talks were not only based on the theoretic foundations of economics, but they also heavily relied on various dynamic activities that kept me engaged and made it easier for me to understand the material”.

3rd Student Workshop (September 4th – 6th, 2013)

Led by: David Reiley, who is an expert in field experiments and currently works as a researcher for Google.

Guest economists: Alejandra Aponte, who works for The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Hugo Maúl, who is a distinguished Guatemalan economist and works as the academic director of Escuela de Gobierno.