Economic Commentary in the Classroom

Are you looking for ways to spark discussion about current economic events?

Motivate your students' learning with current event discussions

Here you'll find questions to help motivate current event discussions. The questions are based on state education standards and can be used as a teaching tool to spark discussion about:

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Available Question Sets

Economic Commentary :: Why Do Economists Still Disagree over Government Spending Multipliers?

Economic Commentary :: The Surprising Impact of High School Math on Job Market Outcomes

Economic Commentary :: Time-Consistent Rules in Monetary and Fiscal Policy

Economic Commentary :: The College Wage Premium

Economic Commentary :: Do Bank Branches Matter Anymore?

Economic Commentary :: Are Jobless Recoveries the New Norm?

What is meant by a jobless recovery?

Economic Commentary :: A Credit Score is a Ranking Not a Score

What is a credit score?