The Common Book, 2009-2010
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
|Hawai'i Council for the Humanities|
Events for Spring 2010“Freaking about Freakonomics”
Tuesday, February 23 from 3:00 to 4:30pm
Hale Akoakoa, Room 105
Hawaii’s economic guru, Paul Brewbaker, will offer his take on this season’s Common Book, Freakonomics, , Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the most respected economists in Hawaii — not withstanding that he’s also a product of the Windward side. Formerly a chief economist for Bank of Hawaii before becoming principal of TZ economics, Brewbaker is often sought for his perspectives by local businesses and media.
Events from Fall, 2009
October 7, 2009, 3:00 to 4:00pm, Akoakoa 105
The Economics of Climate Change.
Denise Konan is an Economics Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Elijah Frost is a WCC graduate and an Economics major at UHM. They will present their research on the effects of climate change on Hawaii's Economy.
October 29, 2009, 12:30pm, Akoakoa 107/109
Why Is Health Care Getting More Expensive? - download poster (PDF)
Paul Briggs, Assistant Professor of Economics at Windward Community College. Paul Briggs will discuss health care costs from an economist's perspective.
Previous Common Books at Windward CC
- Fast Food Nation - Fall 2004
- Ka'a'awa - Fall 2005 and Spring 2006
- Nickel and Dimed and The World is Flat - Fall 2006 and Spring 2007
- Ishmael - Fall 2007 and Spring 2008
- Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Fall 2007 and Spring 2008
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