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Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part Two

Alan B Krueger Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part TwoThis is the second in an eight-part series of CEE’s Economist Spotlight with Dr. Alan B. Krueger.

Dr. Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is the author of the newly published textbook, Explorations in Economics. In this spotlight series, Alan will address topical issues including unemployment benefits, increased job growth, minimum wage legislation, investment in human capital, and more.

The interviews were conducted by 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champions Awardees, Kathleen Brennan and Saji James. Read more…

POSTED: February 11, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part One

Alan B Krueger Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part OneThis is the first in an eight-part series of CEE’s Economist Spotlight with Dr. Alan B. Krueger.

Dr. Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is the author of the newly published textbook, Explorations in Economics. In this spotlight series, Alan will address topical issues including unemployment benefits, increased job growth, minimum wage legislation, investment in human capital, and more.

The interviews were conducted by 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champions Awardees, Kathleen Brennan and Saji James. Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Introducing New Resource Finder on EconEdLink

econedlink lesson finder tool Introducing New Resource Finder on EconEdLinkYou may have noticed that EconEdLink looks a little different this week—that’s because we’ve given the site an upgrade, adding a new search feature making it even easier to find free economics and personal finance resources. Now, for the first time on EconEdLink, you can search by the National Standards for Financial Literacy to find online, print, interactive and video resources. We have correlated our content to state-specific personal finance and economic standards and are well underway in the process of aligning our lessons to the Common Core State Standards. All of this makes relevant lessons easier to find—and saves busy teachers valuable time!

Now, users can search for resources by:

  • Keywords
  • Lesson Type
  • Author
  • State Standards
  • National Standards for Financial Literacy
  • Common Core State Standards

The Resource Finder was created through the generous support of 1st Financial Bank.

Click here to check out the new and improved EconEdLink Resource Finder!

POSTED: January 30, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS:

Ceremony Commemorating the Centennial of the Federal Reserve Act

December 16, 2013, CEE CEO and president, Nan Morrison, with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, attended the ceremony commemorating the founding of the Federal Reserve by the U.S. Congress in Washington DC.

 

ADVISRY cent grp 121613 0537 resized1 Ceremony Commemorating the Centennial of the Federal Reserve Act

Back row from left to right: Paul A. Volcker (Honorary Co-Chairman), Eugene White, professor of economics, Rutgers University; G. William Beale, CEO of Union First Market Bank; Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, and chairman of The Gailliot Center; George Kaufman, professor of finance and economics, Loyola University; James Leach former U.S. Congressman and current Visiting Professor of Law, University of IowaMiddle row from left to right: Paul Sarbanes, former U.S. Senator; Alan Greenspan (Honorary Co-Chairman); John Wood, professor of economics, Wake Forest University; Allan Meltzer, professor of political economy, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business; Jeffrey Gerhart, chairman, Bank of Newman Grove; Denis Hughes, senior operating partner for government relations, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partner; Charles Calomiris, professor of financial institutions, Columbia University; Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO, NeighborWorks AmericaFront row from left to right: Richard Sylla, professor of history of financial institutions and markets and professor of economics, New York University, Stern School of Business; David Cowen, president and CEO, Museum of American Finance; Michael Bordo, professor of economics and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University; Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governor of the Federal Reserve System; Nan J. Morrison, president and CEO, Council for Economic Education; E. Gerald Corrigan, managing director, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and chairman, Goldman Sachs Bank, USA; Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO, TIAA-CREF

 

 

POSTED: January 14, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: ,

Gen i Revolution Online Games Now Optimized for the iPad and Other Tablet Devices

gen i revolution tablet featured Gen i Revolution Online Games Now Optimized for the iPad and Other Tablet Devices

If you or your students have played our online investing game Gen i Revolution, or the two newest additions to the suite, Beyond the Mission and Murktide Invasion, you know how much fun and engaging they can be. Now, in collaboration with H&R Block Dollars & Sense, we’ve optimized the original Gen i Revolution for tablet devices, and made it available to play on Facebook–meaning you can play the entire Gen i Revolution suite of games anytime and anywhere!

These interactive games are using social and digital media to teach students about saving and investing. With Facebook integration and tablet compatibility, the online games, designed for grades 9-12, make it easier than ever for students to engage with personal finance concepts a beyond the classroom.

Visit www.genirevolution.org to play the full suite of games. Or play on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/genirevolution.

POSTED: January 9, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , , ,

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