Shawn Abbott

College of the Siskiyous

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Evaluating Current FOMC Actions part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Starting Point: Economics in Two-Year Colleges:Activities
This activity will engage students in an understanding of current monetary policy, as evidenced by FOMC communications. Prior to class, students will review the most recent FOMC statement, highlighting key findings. Upon arrival in class, students will be assigned to small groups. Each group will be assigned a role, asked to evaluate the FOMC's decision from that perspective and develop a potential Tweet to communicate a reaction to the FOMC statement. The collection of Tweets will be presented to the class, discussed and compared.