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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Center for Economic Education

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The Center for Economic Education located in the Department of Economics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The center is an affiliate of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) and the Council on Economic Education (CEE), formerly known as National Council on Economic Education (NCEE).

The major goal of the MSU Center for Economic Education is to organize, develop, and conduct economic education activities designed to bring about a better understanding of our economic system consistent with the need to make rational judgments and sound decisions. The ultimate aim is the development of a well informed and economically literate citizenry. An eloquent discussion on the importance of economic literacy has been put forth in several papers in the December 1998 issue of the Region magazine published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

To accomplish its goals, the Center offers in-service and pre-service for-credit workshops, short courses, and traditional courses in the area of economics for K-12 educators. The center also offers a variety of non-credit workshops and programs that appeal to broader audiences. Each year the Center, with the support of MCEE, sponsors the Southern Minnesota Economics Challenge, an economics quiz bowl for high school students from Southern Minnesota schools. Winning teams then participate in the statewide Economics Challenge conducted and sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

For additional information, please contact

Ashok Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Phone: (507) 389-5329