New Hot Topic: In a Pickle

“You’re kidding me?!” That’s what the Alaska food bank director said when Feeding America sent her a semi full of 5 gallon buckets of pickles!
Learn how the economic way of thinking helped a charity sell its way out of a pickle.

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2016 Walton Award Honoree: EconTalk’s Russ Roberts

The FTE is pleased to honor Dr. Roberts as the 2nd recipient of the Walton Award for his record of academic achievement, his enthusiastic dedication to the economic way of thinking, and his innovative approach to economic education.

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In Memory of Daniel Weinberger, EFL ‘07

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of Economics for Leaders alum, Daniel Weinberger. Daniel attended the 2007 Skidmore College EFL program, and returned the next year for the EFL reunion in Williamsburg, VA.

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Hot Topic: Ubernomics

In 4 short years, Uber brought down the taxi kings of New York City. Students examine data from medallion sales and ride sharing services, and then identify the incentives and institutions that first closed the taxi market in 1937 and then flooded it with competition in 2011.

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Hot Topic: It’s All In the Bag!

In the Bag! uses the economic way of thinking to investigate luxury markets, focusing on how firms like Hermès, Ferrari, and many elite universities use market power to restrict quantity supplied and keep prices high.

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