Newspaper article: Promoting science with the "Assignment of the month"
Economics can be very dry. Anyone who sometimes leafes through a newspaper knows this. Even more difficult it is to excite young people for this field. The European University Viadrina shows how it works. Imagine that you are a baker. Your cakes are excellent - but the sales are bad. What is the reason for this? What happens if the price is increased? Can you earn money also with free cakes? What sounds like difficult economic decisions is actually a new school project of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder): the "Assignment of the month", an exercise that links the economic thinking with mathematics.