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ERIC Number: EJ1066929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Fiscal Challenge: An Experiential Exercise in Policy Making
Aguilar, Mike; Soques, Daniel
Journal of Economic Education, v46 n3 p285-299 2015
In this article, the authors introduce a pedagogical innovation that is designed to enhance students' understanding of fiscal policy in general, and the national debt and deficit in particular. The innovation leverages the educational advantages offered through a competitive environment by pitting teams of students against one another with the goal of devising the best plan to put the United States on a sustainable fiscal path. The current incarnation of the competition, which is referred to as the Fiscal Challenge, confronts the students with the specific task of stabilizing the U.S. Federal Debt-to-GDP ratio. The Fiscal Challenge currently is being implemented as a nationwide, inter-university, extracurricular activity; however, it can easily be customized to fit within a traditional classroom setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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