ZEW Economists Share Economic Knowledge with Students in the United States
In 2010 ZEW took part for the very first time in a campaign to share knowledge in economics with students at a school in a socially disadvantaged area of Chicago. Eighth-grade students were introduced to key economic ideas in a series of lessons, which were provided in cooperation with the Universities of Washington and Chicago. One of these lessons was developed by ZEW economists Dr. Susanne Neckermann and Jan Hogrefe and broadcast in the United States in a live internet session. This type of instruction greatly motivates students to become engaged with economic issues, which is a major aim of ZEW.