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Global Economic Forum

August 05–06, 2013 San Antonio Branch

This two-day event provides secondary educators the opportunity to participate in a forum on the complex and interdependent global economy.

This year’s Global Economic Forum, "Money Makes the World Go Round," offered an exciting lineup.

Attendees previewed the text of the next Dallas Fed’s Everyday Economics publication.

Ed Skelton, business economist in Dallas Fed’s Financial Industry Studies Department, presented on how to create a banking system from scratch. Attendees also learned what leads to a financial crisis when the system is not based on sound principles.

Janet Koech, assistant economist in Dallas Fed’s Research Department, took us with her as she followed the life of a T-shirt from its origins in a Lubbock, Texas, cotton field to its final days in a used clothing store in Tanzania. 

Princeton Williams, Dallas Fed’s economic education coordinator, provided rich and engaging classroom activities to heighten students’ interests in important concepts.

Keith Phillips, economic policy advisor and senior economist, spoke on the likelihood of Texas leading the way to the U.S. recovery.

Our second day, August 6, was the videoconference with Boston and Cleveland Feds. The outstanding second day lineup included Owen Humpage of the Cleveland Fed, Mark Wynne of the Dallas Fed and Anne Macy of West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

  • When
    August 5–6, 2013
    8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Where
    San Antonio Branch
    126 E. Nueva St.
    San Antonio, TX 78204

Praise from Past Participants

  • “As always your programs are the best I attend all year and one of the reasons I give up my days in the summer!! Thank you!!”
  • “This gets me all excited to teach econ—which is saying something after 19 years in the field.”
  • “The conference materials update curriculum materials with the latest data and perspectives. Materials can be easily integrated into my curriculum.”