The Internet and other electronic resources are rapidly changing the methods of education and research throughout the world, and this is especially true in economics. An exploding volume of interactive learning tools, as well as resources for accessing economics literature and data, is now available on the worldwide web and CD ROM.
The potential of these electronic resources is especially promising for countries making the transition from Soviet-style central planning to a market-based economy, since they offer a way to rapidly develop a firm basis for modern economics education and research.
The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) is organizing a conference on "The Internet and Economics Education and Research" to provide an opportunity for Ukrainian economists-university faculty, policymakers, researchers, and private-sector practitioners-from approximately twenty cities to interact with economists and educators from abroad.
Confirmed presenters include:
and representatives of the Eurasia Foundation, the International Renaissance Foundation, the World Bank, the International Science Foundation, and IREX.
In addition, to the plenary sessions, the conference will include hands-on "breakout sessions," during which participants will break into groups and get on the Internet to focus on topics, such as:
For more information, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EERC comprises the Eurasia Foundation (with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development), the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Starr Foundation, and the World Bank.
The URL for this page is: http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/announce/eerc.htm
Last updated: March 30, 1998
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