The original and in some ways the central question of economics is: Why are some countries rich and others poor? Beyond being able to merely describe the differences, we want to understand how to make poor countries richer and rich countries better. This module describes the components of economic freedom and gives examples that can illustrate the concepts to students. It covers, the “Rule of Law”; government size, costs and spending; regulatory efficiency; and the role of markets and trade.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
Book Choice from the Webinar
Target Audience: Middle and high school educators
Presenter: Dr. Mavuto Kalulu, Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE)