The Global Economic Education Alliance envisions a world where democracy and markets are supported by the development and use of high-quality activity-based pedagogy for teaching economics, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Through programs for teachers and other educators, GEEA provides educator-to-educator experiences that support cooperation among people worldwide.

GEEA, a non-profit Illinois corporation founded in 2011, grew out of the Cooperative Education Exchange Program (CEEP) conducted by the Council for Economic Education (CEE at from 1995 through 2011 with federal funding. GEEA founding board members helped to design and conduct CEEP and other international economic education programs through CEE since 1992. When federal government funding for the CEEP programs ended in 2011, GEEA was founded to continue the important mission of promoting global economic and financial literacy. Contributions to GEEA are tax deductible and may be sent to the address below.

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Global Economic Education Alliance 
307 Lowden Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

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Board Members in Brief

More biographical information is available here.

  • John Brock, PhD, Director, Center for Economic Education and Professor of Economics, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
  • Steven Cobb, PhD, Director, Center for Economic Education, and Associate Dean, University of North Texas
  • Joanne Dempsey, President (retired), Econ Illinois (Illinois Council for Economic Education)
  • James Dick, EdD, Affiliate, Center for Economic Education, and Professor of Education, Emeritus, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Jane Lopus, PhD, Director, Center for Economic Education, and Professor of Economics, California State University, East Bay
  • Claudia Parliament, PhD, President (retired), Minnesota Council for Economic Education, and Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

International Affiliates and Program Partners

  Centre of Economic Education
  Association of Teachers of Economics Estonia
  Center for Economic Education and Development
Center for Economic Education
Mexican Council for Economic and Financial Education
American-Paraguyan Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Center for Economic Education
Center for Economic Education
South Africa:   
South African Foundation for Economic and Financial Education
•Lviv Center for Economic Education 
•International Business Center at Kharkov-
 Polytechnic Institute  
Center for Economic Education

GEEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #: 45-4869470.