With materials updated in 2017, this workshop provides teachers with an interactive learning experience that examines recent economic recession and the resulting impact on economic freedom and global prosperity.
The Fraser Institute hosts a wide range of speakers, seminars and workshops at venues across Canada to promote vibrant discussions of public policy and educate people about economic issues.
This graduate seminar-style training program is for journalists seeking to enhance their economic knowledge and reporting skills, and network with their peers. Through lectures, simulations, and discussions, three experienced economics professors will demonstrate how economics can be used to better understand the world around us, and provide real, relevant examples from Canadian society.
The 33rd Annual Dr. Harold Walter Siebens Lecture and Luncheon will be held following the Institute’s AGM with the Honourable John Baird, former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Baird’s talk will be on the new political reality in the US and the challenge it presents for Canada.
This graduate seminar-style training program teaches journalists how to use an economic lens to analyze Canadian and global policies. The complexity of some policy issues is daunting. While economic reasoning doesn’t guarantee resolution of the issues, it is a powerful tool for critical thinking. The ability to determine opportunity cost, identify incentives, and predict resulting behavior will help journalists set aside the emotion surrounding policy issues and bring clarity to the discussion of current events.