Workshop Description

Understanding Global Economic Issues

Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders?  Are we better off with or without trade and who is hurt and who benefits?  Join us to learn how you can help your students understand these and many other global economic issues.

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George Mason University Center for Economic Education

Mar 23, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 7

Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders?  Are we better off with or without trade?  Will trade hurt or benefit certain groups of people?  How do some nations try to distort trade patterns?

These questions and many more are incorporated into the various lecture/discussion sessions and case studies that serve as the basis for this one day seminar on Understanding Global Economic Issues.

Presented in a non-biased manner, issues that face nations throughout the world will be explored and discussed.  Case studies and simulations may be adapted to variety of classes and disciplines.

The primary economics concepts emphasized throughout the sessions will be those related to the role of trade in raising standards of living and how policies can be developed to accomplish this goal.

Sessions will focus on current global trade patterns, trade alliances, impact of changes in exchange rates, and trade-offs that occur as trade patterns change over time.

Fee: NO CHARGE, however $0.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $0.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3G4
Fairfax, VA 22030

Additional Information:

Program will be held in Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) in room D023 on the ground floor. Please park in the Mason Parking Deck or the Shenandoah Parking Deck. Parking validations will be distributed prior to the beginning of the seminar.

Instructor: Donald G. Fell, Foundation for Teaching Economics
Contact Person:
O. Kate Scott, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University

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