About Us

About Us


EconomicsWisconsin (EW) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes economics education and financial literacy. Founded in 1963, EconomicsWisconsin is the brand name and logo for the Wisconsin Council on Economic Education.  EW is one of 48 state councils affliated with the national council for economic education.

EconomicsWisconsin helps elementary and secondary teachers gain competence and confidence teaching about our mostly free market economic system. We also work with teachers, state officials, educational organizations and businesses to ensure that our state curriculum includes meaningful standards for economic understanding. Our efforts provide teachers with access to resources, so they can discover and implement innovative, effective classroom practices and activities. Economics for Opinion Leaders, a program to reach out and educate journalists, elected officials, clergy, and non-profit agencies.  A related effort, Economics for Business Professionals, focuses on business leaders.

What We Do

As the world’s economy becomes more complex, EconomicsWisconsin believes that it is vitally important that children, the leaders of tomorrow, gain a good understanding of basic economic principles. But economic understanding and learning should not stop with high school graduation. That’s why we conduct our Economics for Opinion Leaders and Economics for Business Professionals seminars.

Our Mission

Business and education coming together to provide resources to teach students financial literacy and economic understanding.

Our goal is to prepare Wisconsin’s next generation to:

  • Understand how our economy works.
  • Make informed choices as employees, managers, consumers and citizens.
  • Become knowledgeable and productive members of the workforce.
  • Maintain the institutions of democracy and a market economy.
  • Make Wisconsin’s businesses more competitive in today’s global economy.


Program And Delivery

EconomicsWisconsin accomplishes our mission by developing and conducting K-12 teacher education programs. Our goal is to provide comprehensive economic education to educators, develop and distribute high quality economic curriculum materials; provide curricula, teaching exercises and student competitions that augment existing curricula and instructional objectives, and encourage and reinforce the efforts of education professionals to bring economic understanding to the youth of Wisconsin. In addition, we develop and support educational programs aimed at Wisconsin’s opinion leaders and other targeted groups. EconomicsWisconsin develops and advocates the use of measurable outcomes to indicate program effectiveness.