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Teacher Workshops

Economics of Disasters

Sponsored by the Birmingham Branch the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Foundation for Teaching Economics

Thursday, June 12, 2014
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (CT)

Location: The Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 524 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35242

Ken Leonard, Associate Vice President, Foundation for Teaching Economics
Malhaz Jibladze, Mentor Teacher, Foundation for Teaching Economics

This program looks at a variety of natural disasters—from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to Hurricane Katrina in our too-recent memory to fears of future avian flu pandemics—through the lens of economic analysis. The contexts were chosen to facilitate the teaching of economic reasoning principles not only in economics courses but also in history and the other social studies disciplines.

All materials and buffet lunch are free. Space is limited to the first 50 to register.

For more information, please contact Julie Kornegay at or by phone at 205-968-6728.

Registration is closed for this event.