न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
ज्ञान के समान पवित्र इस संसार में कुछ नहीं है।।
There is nothing more pure in this world than knowledge(Jyana)
An Economist is a expert who will know tommorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
The “FREAKONOMICS” society of the Department of Economics came into existence in the year 2015 to blend the academic understanding of students with practical knowledge in economic spheres.
“FREAKONOMICS” society is for everyone who is fascinated by the world of Economics. The faculty and students of the Department of Economics helmed the setting up of “Freakonomics” society to provide a platform to experiment with their understanding of real life socio-political and economic issues. In the society, the students discover the extent of their understanding of wellbeing of the society and challenges they face in daily life.
The main objective of the society is to blend economic studies with amusing innovative activities to make it interesting, and to make it evident that Economics is not a boring and dry. The Society provides a platform for effective engagement of young economic enthusiasts in activities that will link economic theory to global issue. The society aims at developing organising skill and promoting team work as well as developing their critical thinking abilities.
Freakonomics under the banner of economics department organizes inter-college annual economic festival –“eco spark” wherein students organize as well as participate in various events such as debates, paper presentation, poster making, ad-mad show and lectures by eminent personalities.
2015-16: Freakonomics Society organised an inter- College Eco Quiz which received an overwhelming response from 26 colleges of University of Delhi and IGNOU.
2016-17: Freakonomics society organized an open house discussion (in collaboration with "Chintan-The Debating Society") on the topic "Has Demonetization led to desired impact on Indian Economy” in order to aware the students about pros and cons of demonetization. ECOSPARK, annual fest of economics under the umbrella of Freakonomics organized a one day fest which included Ecoquiz fiesta, 3 minute Jhalak and Paper Presentation with the objective of providing platform for the students to showcase their talent with a competitive spirit.
2017-18: Logo of Freakonomics was designed in this year through an intra-college competition along with inter- college poem recitation competition on contemporary issues of poverty inflation with an overwhelming response.
2018-19: The department also organized an intra-college Poster Making Competition along with inter college Student activities including Pictionary, Eco Pro Que and Mad over Marketing.
2019-20: Under the banner of Freakonomics, department organized a talk by an eminent economist Dr. Rama Swamy on skill development which was highly appreciated by students. Special lectures by Mr. Ashutosh on Financial literacy and by Mr. Jatinder Budhiraja on Career after Graduation were also conducted for students. A special donation drive of stationary products was also taken up to inculcate social welfare and empathy towards downtrodden kids.
Freakonomics society strives to extend economic concepts beyond the realms of the classroom through a series of multidisciplinary events, across students from different streams. The vision of the society is to develop a student run endeavour with the energy and ideas into the areas of research and policy.
We at the Freakonomics society invite all the economic freaks to enjoy the intricacies of economics with practical thinking through your creativity and imagination. We hope that with your collaboration the society attains new heights.