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Issues of International Trade


The American Institute for Economic Research and the Foundation for Teaching Economics are pleased to invite you to a teaching seminar on international trade.

Two Locations

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
September 29
5 Spaces Available

New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel
102 – 05 Ditmars Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
September 29
4 Spaces Available

25 $250 stipends available on a first come/first served basis at each site. Click on the Teacher Registration Form in the right menu to register. 

Program Description

Our current president has made trade issues a dominant issue on the international scene: tariffs, trade deficits, Brexit, the global market, sweatshops, child labor, sanctions, embargoes, renegotiating NAFTA, the EU, WTO – the seemingly endless alphabet of interest groups, treaties, organizations, and trade agreements.

As a classroom topic, international trade has the great advantage of providing ready-made material for teachers wanting to engage student interest in current events. However, the complexity of the issues surrounding trade is daunting. While economic reasoning doesn’t guarantee resolution of the issues, it is a powerful tool of critical thinking that brings clarity to the discussion of current events. The ability to determine comparative advantage through opportunity cost, the ability to identify incentives and predict resulting behavior, and the ability to use supply and demand analysis of particular labor and resource markets, help students to set aside the emotion of international trade issues and cut through the rhetoric of media reports.

This workshop will offer examples and classroom activities that help students build a foundation for their opinions on the news of the day. A $250 stipend is available to the first 25 teachers registered at each site. *To receive a stipend, participants must attend all sessions, be active participants, not be late or leave early.  Stipends will be mailed 2-4 weeks upon program completion.

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Issues of International Trade San Mateo

San Mateo Marriott SFO Airport, CA
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94402

Date:  September 29, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Lunch: Lunch provided, along with coffee breaks
Parking: Self-park is complementary
Meeting Room:  Collaborative Room

Issues of International Trade New York

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Date:  September 29, 2018
Time: 9:00a – 4:00p
Lunch: Lunch provided, along with coffee breaks
Parking:  $15 for the day
Meeting room:  Jackson Heights/Ridgewood

The Issues of International Trade programs are possible because of a partnership with the American Institute For Economic Research.