Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Broadway Economics Featured in Times Higher Education

Link here

The effectiveness of this is not an indication that economics “is not exciting enough as a subject”, Professor Rousu said. “But many students taking economics for the first time really don’t have any idea what they’re coming into. It’s another way a student might be able to learn a topic that can be tough for some people to learn, in a very non-threatening way.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

60-second lectures

Last week I gave a (very) short presentation titled "What Poker Teaches Us" at an event hosted by Honor's students.  Here is a short write up about the event.

Matthew Rousu, professor and the department chair of economics, has been involved in six of the last ten Poker World Series. 
He spoke about the benefits of understanding the mathematical concepts of poker, strategies involved, emotional maturity of winning or losing, money management and how poker can be applied to the world outside of poker, especially in business.