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UWS Professor Using Coronavirus to Educate Students on Global Economy

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: March 04, 2020 10:17 PM

A UWS assistant professor is using the new coronavirus as a learning opportunity for students in her economics class.

Dr. Praopan Pratoomchat said the global impact the coronavirus has to the market is something students need to be aware of and has been applying it in her lessons.

She said students should be placing close attention to the situation because of how it can disrupt the economy.

Pratoomchat said it has been a shock to the market and tourism sector in Asian economies and that it could potentially hit the United States and could impact the airline, hotel, and restaurant market.

"We talk about the effect that could happen in the stock market, and eventually, it might have some impact on unemployment in the United States," said Pratoomchat.

She said there has already been a impact on big airports in the United States like LAX. Those airports are losing tourists from Asia.

She said she is teaching students about this to make them aware of how the coronavirus is affecting the world around them and how it could impact them on a bigger level.

"Right now, we don't really see the affect as much, but if the virus spreads fast and gets to us sometime in the future, we should be ready to deal with this problem," said Pratoomchat.

Pratoomchat further stated that at first some students didn't realize how the coronavirus could impact their life and that it has been an eye opening lesson to them and will better prepare students for whats to come with the new coronavirus.


Alejandra Palacios

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