Research and Publications
The National Center conducts research studies, evaluates programs, conducts surveys
and consults with organizations on special projects. This work advances our understanding
of economic education.
The National Center helped develop the widely-used Test of Economic Literacy for
high schools, the Test of Economic Knowledge for middle schools, the
Test of Understanding of College Economics (TUCE) for principles courses, and the
Basic Economics Test for elementary schools. These tests are published by the National Council on Economic
Education. The National Center also conducted national surveys on economic
literacy and entrepreneurship in association with The Gallup Organization.
Results from National Center investigations are presented at professional meetings,
described in research reports and released to the public. National Center studies
have been published in the Journal of Economic Education, the Journal of Economic Literature, the American
Economic Review and other scholarly journals.
The National Center made major contributions to scholarly books such as Econometric
Modeling in Economic Education (1987), The Principles of Economics Course (1990),
Effective Economic Education in the Schools (1991), An International Perspective
on Economics Education (1994), Secondary Economics and Business Education (1996),
Teaching Undergraduate Economics: A Handbook for Instruction (1998), and Reforming
Economics and Economics Teaching in the Transition Economies (2004). Findings from
National Center studies have been reported in the New York Times, Washington Post,
Wall Street Journal, Time, U.S. News and World Report, and other newspapers and