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Central Banks' Involvement in Encouraging Economic Education and Literacy

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  • Marius Constantin APOSTOAIE

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Currently, economic education plays a vital role in the future health of world economy and enables citizens to efficiently participate in the society in which they live. The economic literacy of citizens is not only the problem of state authorities, but it is also a common challenge and responsibility for many public institutions and non-profit organizations. Key players among these institutions are central banks that invest significant resources in educating the public to achieve economic efficiency, a good conduct of monetary policy and welfare. The aim of the paper is to emphasize the involvement of more-and-more central banks in fostering economic education and literacy, not before clarifying some key concepts and highlighting the importance of the subject in our society.

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  • Marius Constantin APOSTOAIE, 2010. "Central Banks' Involvement in Encouraging Economic Education and Literacy," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 2, pages 147-154.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2010:i:2:p:147-154
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    Keywords

    economic education; economic literacy; educational product; knowledge based society; central banks;

    JEL classification:

    • A29 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Other
    • E59 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Other
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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