Monday, April 30, 2018

Hotel Oregon History Pub

Would you trade two oxen for a wagon wheel? Economic Lessons from Playing Oregon Trail

Hotel Oregon - Mattie's Room

5:30 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. program

Free

All ages welcome

About Would you trade two oxen for a wagon wheel? Economic Lessons from Playing Oregon Trail

Would you trade two oxen for a wagon wheel? Economic Lessons from Playing Oregon Trail

Economics is the study of choices, and playing “Oregon Trail” is all about choices. Join us to learn core economic concepts from “Oregon Trail,” and examine the decisions within the game through the lens of microeconomics. Sometimes the ‘dismal science’ is the best way to avoid dysentery.

About the Speaker:
Eric Schuck teaches economics and environmental studies at Linfield College. His research focuses on water use during droughts, controlling agricultural runoff and irrigation technology. He is the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships, in the Middle East and Africa, to teach or develop curriculum about water resource management. He has also focused on the economics of surface water pricing and wells, and consumer spending and behavior at a regional farmers’ market.

About Hotel Oregon History Pub

Hotel Oregon History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp