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Economic Rockstar

Feb 4, 2016

Darshak Patel is currently a Lecturer of economics at the University of Kentucky, USA.

After a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment at Roanoke College, Darshak served three years as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee Martin. 

Darshak’s research and teaching interests include labor economics, microeconomics, industrial organization, the economics of education, and sports economics.  

Darshak graduated with a PhD in Economics at the University of Kentucky with his dissertation exploring the use of  option value theory to explain student decision-making in post-secondary schooling. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • whether using Twitter to enhance the students’ learning outcomes is effective.
  • how video scrapbooking can be integrated into the economics curriculum.
  • the benefits and difficulties of using social media platforms to teach economics.
  • what option value theory is.
  • about Milton Friedman’s recommendation to the US government to introduce a tax to finance the US involvement in World War II.
  • how Bing Crosby helped promote the purchase of war bonds for the US war effort during the Second World War.
  • about the transition of the Kenyan economy since the 1970s.
  • about the Chinese influence in Africa.
  • and much more.

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