RETU National Gathering

2022

Forging ahead for growth

The Cedar Centre: 12 Jibowu St, Jibowu 101212, (near UNILAG), Lagos

(in-person event)

Discussion groups | Skills development | Decolonizing & Rethinking Economics | Games | Music & Dance

RETU National Gathering is a physical event organised by RETU to make progress for growing the Nigerian rethinking economics network in the campaign of fixing the economics education for future generations.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

9 AM - 4 PM

THE CEDAR CENTRE

Objectives

The objective of this event is

  • To strengthen the RETU network

  • To increase members' participation

  • To develop members' skills relevant to the Economics profession

  • To engage members in discussion and idea groups

Details

Event Itinerary

SECTION 1: DISCUSSION GROUP

30 mins - Workshops - Nigeria Economy (by every attendee)

① Environmental Degradation in Nigeria - Consequences & Action (News & Discussion)

② Debt, Loans & Inflation in Nigeria (News & Discussion)

③ The Economics of Sports Betting in Nigeria (News & Discussion)

④ Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin & Stablecoins (News & Discussion)

⑤ Fashion, Music and Film - What Economists are missing (News & Discussion)


[BREAK - 15 mins]

SECTION 2: SKILL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING

90 mins - Training – Basic Skill & Career Development (by Graduate professionals)

Data Analytics & Visualization using Tableau

Use of Econometrics Packages (Excel, IBM SPSS, STATA)

Text Analysis & other methodological approaches to Economics Research


[BREAK - 20 mins]

SECTION 3: THE RETHINKING ECONOMICS CAMPAIGN, FUTURE PLANS

120 mins - Workshops - Nigeria Economics Education (Most important section, with presentation)

① Lessons from Econocracy & Economy Studies (from RETU reading groups)

② Decolonizing Economics Education (Seun Adeyemo)

③ The Rethinking Economics campaign - *How to engage actively* (Seun Adeyemo)

④ RETU Operations & Administration (achievements, getting involved, event planning) (Seun Adeyemo)


SECTION 4: GAMES/MUSIC/DANCE/PHOTOS

60 mins - Fun & Play (by every attendee)

① Economic Jokes (Nigeria & World) (from prints)

② "Draw a doodle representing a gap between what is taught in class and what actually exists in the real economy" (space for drawing on print to be turned out and submitted with attendee’s contacts)

Music, Dance, Group Photos (Drinks & Biscuits)


for RETU members, by RETU members


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Rethinking Economics International is a network of students and academic scholars in several countries that promotes pluralism in economics. It is part of the broader International Student Initiative for Pluralist Economics and has groups in the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, India, the US and many more countries.