A classroom/ laboratory activity by Alan Green, Stetson University, that uses a team debate approach for a two-step discussion on trade policies. The first step is a discussion on the long term trend of declining employment in manufacturing in the U.S. The second step is a discussion on the challenge of climate change and international trade agreements.
Students will learn to apply economic models and analysis to support their arguments on relevant policy issues. They will also learn about protectionist measures, demand-supply analysis, direct and indirect compensation, manufacturing trends, and international trade.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What are some protectionist policies to counter decline in manufacturing?
- How is international trade impacted by climate change?
- How can trade agreements be more inclusive of climate change threats?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Trade Applications: Addressing the Decline of Manufacturing and the Challenge of Climate Change Through Trade Policy|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Economic Trade, Trade Policy, Trade Agreements, Demand and Supply, International Trade|
|Climate Topic||Energy, Economics and Climate Change; Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance|
|Type of tool||Classroom/ Laboratory Activity (50-75 mins)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Alan Green, Stetson University|
|Hosted at||Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics|