May 30 - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception 5:00
May 31 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street | Chicago, Illinois 60604
Hotel Information: EconomicsWisconsin has a block of rooms set aside at The Palmer House Hilton located on 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603. Guests can call 877-865-5321 and ask for the Economics Wisconsin – Econ for Opinoin Leaders block. This block of rooms is available until April 30. To book a room, visit:
This award winning seminar is designed to provide important information regarding how our economy works and to show the participants how the “economic way of thinking” might help them in their professional and personal lives.
The seminar will feature a special tour of the nearby Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) to observe commodity markets in action and an introduction to unique resources for media professionals offered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Registration cost is $25.00 and includes beverages, continental breakfast and lunch. This workshop will be led by Mark C. Schug, Ph.d. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Scott Niederjohn, Ph.d. Lakeland College - Sheboygan. A travel voucher is also available for participants. Forms will be given out at the seminar.
Economics for Journalists won the 2011 Governors Financial Literacy Award. The program has previously been presented for journalists in Wisconsin and across Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity for a fun fast course on how the economy works.
M. Scott Niederjohn is Charlotte and Walter Kohler Professor of Economics at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Professor Niederjohn is also the Director of Lakeland’s Center for Economic Education and the Coordinator of the college’s honors program. Dr. Niederjohn holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Niederjohn has published more than fifty articles, monographs, reports, and curriculum materials in journals such as Applied Economics, Monthly Labor Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Eastern Economics Journal, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Wisconsin Interest. Professor Niederjohn recently worked with the Council for Economic Education to design an online financial literacy video game. Niederjohn was formally a fellow of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. Niederjohn’s research is concentrated in the areas of economic education, public policy analysis, and applied microeconomics. He received the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award in 2011.
Mark C. Schug is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Professor Schug taught for 36 years at the middle school, high school, and university levels. A widely recognized scholar, he has written and edited over 200 articles, books, and national curriculum materials. He has been the guest co-editor of seven issues of Social Education, the flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. His latest books are Teaching Economics in Troubles times published by Routledge Press and co-edited with William C. Wood of James Madison University and Economic Episodes in American History published by Wohl Publishing and co-authored William C. Wood.
Professor Schug earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has received national awards for leadership, service, and research in economic education. He received the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award in 2011. He serves on the boards of the (national) Association of Private Enterprise Education. Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM), and EconomicsWisconsin and is the Senior Program Advisor to the Florida Council on Economic Education.