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American Economic Association offers free online issues of the Journal of Economic Perspectives

The American Economic Association (AEA) is now offering free online issues of the Journal of Economic Perspectives in order to distribute economic information as widely as possible.

All issues of The Journal of Economic Perspectives (1987-present) are now available at no charge compliments of the AEA. The JEP journal fills a gap between the general interest press and most academic economics journals. It offers policymakers, educators, students and economic practitioners analytical essays that focus the lens of economic reasoning on topics of general interest. It draws attention to new and important topics in a timely manner; informs and shapes the debate on public policy; and addresses matters relating to the economics profession. This journal exposes the power, utility and beauty of clear economic insight. Celebrating its 25th year of publication, current issues of the JEP are also available in-e-reader formats.

POSTED: September 17, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , ,

Pew Research Center: The News IQ Quiz

Are you more news-savvy than the average American?

What Do You Know About?


Test your knowledge of the major political parties by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,000 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.

When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American, as well as with the scores of college graduates and those who didn’t attend college; with men and women; and with people your age as well as other ages.

POSTED: April 26, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

The State of Economic and Personal Finance Education on our Nation’s Schools

NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 – The Council for Economic Education (CEE), in collaboration with the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, today released its seventh Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools.  The biennial report brings attention to the critical importance of eco­nomics and personal finance education by documenting its status in the fifty states and the District of Columbia. The 2011 survey shows that while there has clearly been progress since the first survey in 1998, that over the last two years, the trend is slowing and in some cases moving backward.

“While many states have addressed this gap in education curriculum, there is still a large segment of the American K-12 student population that is not being exposed to economic and financial education,” said CEE President & CEO Nan J. Morrison.
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POSTED: March 12, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,