Integrating Race/Ethnicity into a Traditional Principles of Macroeconomics Course: Examples to Get You Started

Lawrence B. Morse
    This paper advocates the expanded use of real-world examples involving race/ethnicity to illustrate economic concepts and policy implications in the Principles of Macroeconomics course. Including race/ethnicity into the discussion of traditional macroeconomic topics enhance a course. Race/ethnicity applications may attract more students of color to the profession and allow all students to better understand the role of race/ethnicity in the national economy. The provided examples illustrate how race/ethnicity issues can be integrated into a standard Principles of Macroeconomics course. The examples include learning objectives, related web resources and/or historical background (when relevant).