Thinking Like an Economist

Economics Taster Lecture

Speaker: Sabina Crowe, Lecturer in Economics
Date: Thursday 18 February 2021, 4:30-5:30pm

Studying economics brings an understanding of how politics, culture, and society operate. At NCH, our Economics major will equip you to think critically about economic theory, as well as to gain an understanding of how social factors influence economic infrastructures.

How do you and your friends decide which movie to watch or where to hang out? Why do some advertisements seem to supply absolutely no information about the product they are promoting?

Our Economics Taster, ‘Thinking Like an Economist’, will provide an overview of how people think, how they interact and how the economy as a whole works, to enable you to answer questions such as these. Specifically, we will cover core concepts in economics such as trade off, marginal thinking, opportunity cost, rationality, economic efficiency, and trade and market economy, and will briefly discuss Mankiw’s ten principles of economics. Theoretical notions will be explained through real-life examples.

This taster will also include an introductory overview of studying at NCH, and there will be ample time for Q&A with Faculty and Student Ambassadors.



Here’s what previous participants have said about our Economics Taster Lectures:

“NCH London is such a positive university, and I’ve been lucky enough to attend two of their online taster lectures. These provided insight into a wide range of aspects of Economics, no matter your previous level of understanding. I strongly recommend you attend these taster lectures if you’re able to!”

“The lecture was a brilliant introduction to the course – not too complex, but enough to interest me in Economics without being confusing!”

“I really liked the polls and the interactive nature of the lecture!”

“I enjoyed the presentation and the introduction to NCH at the beginning of the session. The continuous Q&A feature was also interesting, especially as current students were answering the questions.”

“The taster lecture was really informative. I didn’t have any knowledge of Economics and managed to follow everything – it was really detailed, with lots of examples. Excellent!”

“It was really thought-provoking and opened me up to a new way of thinking about Economics, while learning about what it’s like to study at NCH.”