Supply, Demand and Deadlines
A Workshop on Economics for Journalists

2004 Agenda

Sunday, June 13

Evening Dinner and Opening Address
Gary Stern, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Monday, June 14

9:00 a.m. - Noon “Principles of Economic Thinking”
V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota
Lunch Keynote Address
"Popular Fallacies in Economics and Statistics"
Thomas Sowell, Stanford University
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. “Writing About the Economy”
David Wessel, Wall Street Journal
Types of stories, where to find data and information, developing sources, understanding economists
Evening Tour and Dinner at Federal Reserve Bank
Tuesday, June 15  
9:00 -10:30 a.m. Case Study—Why China Matters
V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota;
Arthur Rolnick, Federal Reserve Bank;
Chris Worthington, Pioneer Press
10:30 a.m. - Noon Participants write their story proposals
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Story proposal critiques—analysis of ideas, sources, tools, etc
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