Contact Person: Mark Maier
GCC Resources for Teaching Economics
- The Tax Game - An online simulation in which students design an ideal tax system and receive feedback about tax incidence and Gini coefficient.
- Macropolicy simulation - An online simulation in which students use fiscal and monetary policy to steer the economy. Available on three levels: fiscal policy only; fiscal and monetary policy; fiscal and monetary policy with shocks.
Other Online Resources for Teaching Economics
- Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics - A portal for survey of pedagogical innovations and examples for use in principles courses.
- San Francisco Federal Reserve - The education page has podcasts, data updates and "Chair the Fed" simulation.
- Aplia - Commercially available tutorials in economics.
- Econ Ed - A publisher website with teaching ideas.
Professional Organizations for Teaching Economists
- American Economic Association - The main organization of US economists. Also the publisher of several journals, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, available at no cost online. Annual conference under auspices of Allied Social Science Association.
- Real World Economic Review - Heterodox approaches to economics.
- Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education - Annual conference focusing exclusively on teaching economics.
- Economics at Community Colleges - Website with webinars on teaching current topics.
Links for Students to Learn About Economics
- From American Economic Association - includes information on the economics major and job possibilities with an economic degree.
- From Economics at Community Colleges - includes videos of community college economics graduates in their future jobs.
Sources of Information for Use in Teaching Economics
- Federal Reserve Economic Database - Premier site for access to data from all government sources (includes a graphing tool).
- Resources for Economists - links maintained by American Economic Association
- San Francisco Fed - Interactive macro graphs.
- Economists View - Daily Blog summarizing online posts related to macroeconomics