About the Event
This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. Content form this seminar has direct overlap with the NEW Economics 12 BC Curriculum*.
This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.
- Opportunity cost
- Marginal decision making
- Economic systems
Speakers & Instructors
Ninos Pierre Malek is a Professor of Economics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California and a Lecturer in the Economics department at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Dr. Malek is also currently a mentor Economics teacher at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California where he previously taught both regular Economics and AP Economics for 15 years. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Dr. Malek has been recognized for his teaching excellence at both the high school and college level and he placed second in the Economics Communicators Contest in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008 sponsored by The Association of Private Enterprise Education. Dr. Malek has written several opinion pieces for the Ludwig von Mises Institute and The Foundation for Economic Education. He is also a featured speaker for Learn Liberty, an educational resource produced by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.close
Dirk Mateer is a lecturer at the University of California at San Diego,and former Gerald Swanson Chair in Economic Education at the University of Arizona. His research has appeared in the Journal of Economic Education as well as other journals and focuses on media-enriched learning. He is the author of Economics in the Movies (2005), Principles of Economics (2017) and Essentials of Economics (2015). His website: dirkmateer.com houses over 500 media assets that relate economics to popular culture. Dirk is also an award-winning instructor. He has been featured in the "Great Teachers in Economics" series and he was also the inaugural winner of the Economic Communicator Contest sponsored by the Association of Private Enterprise Education. While he was at Penn State, he received the George W. Atherton Award, the university’s highest teaching award, and was voted the best overall teacher in the Smeal College of Business by the readers of Critique Magazine. While he was at the University of Arizona, he received the best large class lecture award in the Eller College of Management.close