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Can You Spot the Downturn?

It’s time for you to get some hands on experience as an economist, even if it’s only for a few hours!

The International Economics Business Association will be hosting a case study workshop event that will put you into the shoes of a CEO. Your responsibility will be to analyze and interpret economic data and make a decision about how you will prevent your company from being hit by an imminent crisis. This study will also make a point to show how different interpretations of data from various countries over history has affected the growth of these countries, as well as how these trends have affected business decisions.

Dr. Gerald McIntyre, a macroeconomic professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, will present students with the theoretical framework and a general break down of how to analyse and read statistical economic data. Students will then break off into smaller groups to analyse economic statistics relating to the evolution of trends for a 5-year period of a few unnamed countries. Your job will be to formulate your own ideas about who these countries are with the help from the skills you have gained listening to Dr. McIntyre. We will then provide a detailed breakdown of who these countries were and what effects resulted from the economic activity.

This case study will be combining business, international trade, international finance, macroeconomics and even some game theory. So if any of those topics tickle your fancy, head on over, further your economic knowledge and see whether you have what it takes to understand the trends!

Will YOU be able to foresee a crisis and save your company?

(This is event is open to members of all levels, however, some background in macroeconomic theory will be helpful!)




TICKETS: Free for members, $5 for non-members (sold at door)

WHERE: University Centre, Lower Level (BIE Space), UBC


DRESS CODE: Smart Casual


Food and refreshments will be provided!