Author, journalist Charles Wheelan to deliver talk on economics


Charles Wheelan, the author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, will present his talk at York University on Nov. 3 as part of the Introductory Economics (Econ 1000 &1010) enrichment seminar, hosted by the Department of Economics, York University.

Charles Wheelan in 2021 by Christopher Miche (Wikimedia Commons)
Charles Wheelan in 2021 by Christopher Miche (Wikimedia Commons)

The talk will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Curtis Lecture Hall I, and all are welcome to attend.

A senior lecturer and policy Fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College, Wheelan is the former correspondent for The Economist,Chicago Tribune,The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN. His highly acclaimed books on “Naked Economics,” “Naked Money,” and “Naked Statistics” are known for making the study of economics and finance fascinating, comprehensible, and entertaining.

In this enrichment seminar at York University, Wheelan will talk about why every decision is an economic decision, how economic tools can be used to understand how the world works (or doesn’t), and how it can improve personal, social, political and public policy decisions. Wheelan will also take questions from students and the audience.