Don Crooks

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Role-Playing Exercise: Policy Response to the Great Recession part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Starting Point: Economics in Two-Year Colleges:Activities
In this role-playing exercise, students will study the causes and policy responses to the Great Recession. To prepare for the class, students will read articles by economists presenting alternative views on these issues. On the day of the excercise, students will be assigned to groups representing the various institutions charged with monetary and fiscal process. Students will use what they have learned from the course and the assigned articles in attempting to agree on their institution's response. At the conclusion of the exercise, each group will report on its recommendations.