In my never-quite-successful quest to make economics applicable for undergraduates, I’m seeking some classroom visitors over the next few weeks. We’re discussing optimal use of inputs, cost minimization, profit maximization, and pricing — really the kind of nuts-and-bolts decision-making that all managers work on all the time.
The idea is for a guest to come spend an hour to talk about your job, what decisions and tradeoffs you face on a daily basis, and how you make decisions. It’ll be more of a “conversation” than a “speech”. I’ll guide the discussion and encourage students to ask questions. I won’t expect you to connect your experiences directly to microeconomics; I’ll handle that afterward. Class meets 10:45 am to 12:05 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Please don’t feel like your business isn’t “interesting” or “sexy” enough… These students will find anything more interesting than me showing them more graphs of isoquants!
Any takers? I’d be grateful and there might be a free lunch and/or a signed copy of Roadside MBA or Economics of Strategy in it for you. Send me an e-mail (email@example.com) or a tweet (@scottschaefer).