Monday, August 20, 2012

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: When Trade Is Not Enough

Here’s this weeks’ not from our friends at the Auckland University Economics Group:

Hi All,

This week we offer you a case study giving you the chance to put your economic understanding to work: how, in this case we put before you, would you fix what you see?

We will examine a small country recovering from an earthquake—a place the size of New Zealand strewn with rubble and tragedy, that still nonetheless has busy vibrant streets full of colour and life, and bustling with trade and traders.

But it’s not enough. The place is still mired in poverty.

  • So what’s missing?
  • What’s different?
  • Why aren’t the trade and traders enough?

Tonight we ask questions about why some places prosper and thrive while other places don't. And we’ll invite you to answer those questions for our case study—and to explain, if you can, what’s missing.

        Date: Today, 20 August
        Time: 6pm
        Place: Room 215, Level 2, Business School Building

All welcome.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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