Center for Popular Economics Summer Institute 2018
July 29 - August 5
Center for Popular Economics‘ Summer Institute is a residential, week-long intensive training in economics for activists, educators, media makers, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how the economy works.
This year’s institute will offer economic tools and analysis to understand the vital challenges of our time like climate change and the racial wealth gap. We will discuss such topics as “free” trade agreements and international finance, corporate power, economic and military imperialism, and global environmental justice. We will also explore existing and proposed alternatives for democratic economic institutions, fairer trade and migration systems, and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.
Our participatory curriculum is led by staff economists from the Center for Popular Economics, and the format will allow you to benefit from the rich knowledge and experience of other participants. No background in economics is necessary!