Where does all this money come from?: An Introduction to Economics

What will I Learn?

Every Saturday, Sunday between Dec 18 to Jan 3
11:00 am to 12:00 pm IST

"“Where does money come from?” “If people are poor, why don’t governments just print more money?” “Why is an iPhone SO expensive? And why do older models get cheaper?” Have you ever asked yourself questions like the ones above, and just couldn’t seem to put your finger on the answer? Then, this course is perfect for you! In short, we will cover introductory topics in economics (eg. Money, Demand and Supply) and also delve into graphical models so that you can understand and represent any kind of information visually. We will also look at economies of whole countries and discuss the topics we hear on the news such as 'GDP', 'unemployment rate' etc. By the end of this course, we promise you, you'll have a new found love for Economics!"

By the end of the course, you will
  • Be able to use models to display data

  • Be able to connect economic theory to everyday phenomenon and decisions

  • Be able to analyze and evaluate the concept and uses of money

  • Be able to critically evaluate the use macroeconomic factors such as GDP, unemployment rate, growth etc. in valuing “quality of life”

Who is Teaching This Course

Gayatri John

Finance and Economics, University of Toronto

Hi there! I'm Gaya and I'm a fourth year Finance and Economics Specialist at University of Toronto, Canada. I'm so excited to be a teacher this year at SAWC! Some fun facts about me: I'm a professional dog-sitter, I've been a tutor/mentor for the last 3 years and I absolutely love riddles and brain games. I'll be teaching an Economics course, which we've made to be so fun and engaging that any student will enjoy. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about anything, and I do mean ANYTHING! I look forward to getting to know you this winter!
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Sejal Yadav

Economics, Ashoka University

Hello, I am a second year student pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in International Relations at Ashoka University. Apart from academics, I love dancing and playing the piano. I am a big fan of learning new things and have recently experimented with stage theatre and kathak. Also, I am a huge fan of watching dystopian, historical and comedic tv shows/ movies.
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