Instructor Resources

Test Banks

Common Sense Economics (2016) or (2010) textbook adopters, join the Common Sense Economics network using your professional email.  Then email Tawni Ferrarini or Joe Calhoun.  On confirmation that you are an active textbook adopter and verify that you are an instructor and not a creative student, you will be given secure access to a password-protected test bank.

Hot Topics

The Crash of 2008: Cause and Aftermath. By James Gwartney, David Macpherson, Russell Sobel, and Richard Stroup provides a comprehensive analysis of the current economic crisis. This crisis is likely to be the most important macroeconomic event of our lifetime. The Crash of 2008: Cause and Aftermath addresses the cause, analyzes the future, and considers the often ask question of whether we are headed for another Great Depression. Economic Crisis 2008 will help teachers communicate valuable information to students. Test questions are available in the secured test bank. Visit the Common Sense Economics Hot Topics page for other resources connected to the crisis.

“Intelligence Quotient” (IQ) Tests

Instructor’s PowerPoints and Presentation Slides

  • Part 1 Twelve Key Elements of Economics – PPTX (2016) | PDF (2016) or PPTX (2010) | PDF (2010)
  • Part 2 Seven Major Sources of Economic Progress – PPTX (2016) | PDF (2016) or PPTX (2010) | PDF (2010)
  • Part 3 Ten Elements of Economic Thinking about the Role of Government – PPTX (2016) | PDF (2016) or PPTX (2010) | PDF (2010)
  • Part 4 Twelve Key Elements of Practical Personal Finance – PPTX (2016) | PDF (2016) or PPTX (2010) | PDF (2010)

 

  • Module A Demand, Supply, Dynamic Change, and Price Controls – PPTX | PDF
  • Module B GDP, Inflation, and Unemployment – PPTX | PDF
  • Module C Fiscal and Monetary Policy – PPTX | PDF
  • Module D The Economics of the Great Depression and Great Recession – PPTXPDF
  • Module E Economics, Work, and Happiness – PPTX | PDF
  • Module F Economics, Markets, and Morality – PPTX | PDF
  • Module G The Economics of Poverty – PPTX | PDF
  • Module H The Economics of the Environment – PPTXPDF
  • Module I Smart Choices for Earning More Income PPTX | PDF
  • Module J Smart Choices for Managing Credit – PPTX | PDF
  • Module K Smart Choices for Saving and Investing – PPTX | PDF
  • Module L Smart Choices for Insurance – PPTX | PDF
  • Module A Demand, Supply, Dynamic Change, and Price Controls – PPTX | PDF
  • Module B GDP, Inflation, and Unemployment – PPTX | PDF
  • Module C Fiscal and Monetary Policy – PPTX | PDF

 

Instructor’s Guide for Classroom Discussion Topics and Questions