Friday, September 25, 2009

Use 'The Regional Economist' in Your AP Macroeconomics Course

Summary: Use current economic information complied by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank in your AP Macroeconomics course.

All of the Federal Reserve Banks have publications that AP Economics educators can subscribe to for current information on monetary trends, banking, employment, and growth.  My favorite is The Regional Economist, which is published four times a year.

I have found the writing and the data to be of immediate use in my classroom.

For the current issue, click here. In the right hand column, you'll also find "Subscription Options," where you can subscribe to St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank publications by Print, Email or RSS, and "Additional Fed Publications," which includes a publications catalog and Fed In Print, an index of Federal Reserve Research.

All of these resources are a valuable addition to your AP Macroeconomics course.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author, and also publishes the Mikeroeconomics.  Currently, Mr. Fladlien is worried about the lack of rain in India that threatens the daily lives of millions.


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