Why the Economics of Politics, Not the Issues,
Dominate Elections

Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Denver

Have you ever wondered why politicians seem to do things that don’t align with their own constituents, or that don’t make common sense? Have you ever secretly wished that some people would not vote because they don’t educate themselves about the issues? Well, you know those economists – always searching for the incentives that drive people’s behavior. In this class you’ll learn how Public Choice Theory answers these questions by looking at the economics of what drives voters, bureaucrats and politicians. This class will provide great perspectives to examine the behavior of voters and politicians in the upcoming 2016 presidential election. We will demonstrate some lessons from the book, Focus: Understanding Economics in Civics and Government, and each participant will receive that publication. Great for teachers of economics, government and current events but equally valuable for your personal edification as a citizen.

The first two CCEE Winter/Spring 2016 one-day open enrollment classes anyone registers for will not have a class fee. Any additional Winter/Spring 2016 one-day open enrollment classes will have a $40 fee. CCEE will monitor the number of classes taken. The ten-day cancellation period will apply to all classes. Use coupon code 2FREE-WS2016.

Grades: Secondary
Place: The Daniels Fund 101 Monroe Street Denver, CO, 80206
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FEE: $40*
Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Grad. Credit Hr., $36. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.
Faculty: Dana Hoag, PhD, Economics Professor, Colorado State University; and Richard Trinkner, Teacher, Boulder High School
Includes: Focus: Understanding Economics in Civics and Government lesson book publication, light breakfast and lunch provided.

Questions: Contact the CCEE office at 303-752-2323 | info@ccee.net
Ways to Register for CCEE Classes: (Check, Visa, MasterCard, Paypal or P.O.)
Class is full, call to be waitlisted - telephone: 303-752-2323

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher. And though we won’t have any lesson plans specifically designed for elementary teachers in our classes designated for secondary teachers, we are confident that these classes will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers and inspire some creative applications in their individual classrooms. Hence, we encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes. Additionally, we will be holding 3 spots in every one-day open enrollment class for retired teachers and the general community for those wishing to expand their economic knowledge.

 “FREE CLASS” REGISTRATION NOTE: A $40 refundable deposit is required with all “Free Class” registrations. When registering with a credit card, the refundable deposit is only charged if you do not attend the class or cancel in less than ten days of the class date. PayPal registrations are charged at the time of the registration and will be refunded after the class.

*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested within 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.