Center for Economic Education

The MSU Center aims to develop in K-12 young people the economic knowledge and decision making skills they will need throughout their lives as family members, workers, citizens and business, labor, government and community leaders.

The MSU Center employs multiple strategies in pursuit of its mission to:

  • support economic and entrepreneurial education training to teachers who in turn will teach students;
  • produce and distribute teaching materials for use by teachers in K-12 classrooms throughout the curriculum;
  • maintain an affiliation with the National Council on Economic Education and the Kentucky Council on Economic Education to draw upon their strength in national and state programming, curriculum materials, basic research and public awareness of the need for economic education;
  • involve local business and community organizations in implementing economic education into the service-area schools.

2015 Life Fundamental Financial Literacy Summit
Paducah, KY
June 22, 2015

Event pictures. Press release.

   2015 Life Fundamental$ Summit


The 2015 Excellence in Economic
Education Award Winner

Haley Chambers
Benton Middle School


Haley Chambers 2015 EEE Award Winner


Find out more info about the award here.


The Center Director in Action

If you are interested in inviting the director to speak to your class about economic and/or financial literacy topics


2015 Entrepreneurial Fair

Entrepreneurial Fair 2015



South Christian Elementary School (2015)

South Christian Elm School




Other Teacher Resources:

Tutorial Videos Correlated with Kentucky Standards in Economics

Kentucky Core Academic Standards (June 2013)

Links for free videos on main economic concepts:


Opportunity Cost
Human Capital
Decision making/Cost benefit analysis
Needs and Wants

Economic Systems and Institutions

Economic Systems
Economic Institutions


Market and prices
Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence
Competition and Market Structures

Production, Distribution, and Consumption

Goods and Services
Division of Labor/specialization
Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence
Specialization and Trade

For more information, please contact:


Todd Broker

Todd Broker, Director
Center for Economic Education
Murray State University
307G Business Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-5193
Fax: (270) 809-5478