About the Event
Why do superheroes have secret identities? Why does Batman hire Robin? Why do the Joker, Mr. Freeze, and Doc Ock keep fighting? These questions and many more are answered using an economic perspective in the Fraser Institute's new Economics of Superheroes workshop. The workshop uses various superheroes - from Spiderman, to Deadpool, to The Incredibles - to breakdown and explain concepts in an innovative and creative way. Using a variety of videos, comics, and interactive activities, we delve into topics such as opportunity cost, comparative advantage, externalities, economic growth, and institutions.