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Stavros Center

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

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Welcome to the home page of the Gus A. Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University.

The Center is a member of the Council for Economic Education, and as a Council member, assumes responsibility for furthering economic education both in schools and among community groups in its service area.


Our 15th annual Creative Teaching Ideas for Your Basic Economics Course Workshop

The FSU and USF Stavros Centers for Economic Education are hosting our 15th annual Creative Teaching Ideas for Your Basic Economics Course on February 7-8, 2019 in Tampa, FL. To register, please email Jennifer Kirkland, jgkirkland@fsu.edu. Make sure to inform her which event (Thursday, Friday, or both) you will be attending and your institution affiliation. Also let her know if you have any special needs or dietary restrictions. In order to properly plan for meals, we will close registration at the end of the day on Tuesday, January 29. We expect to fill our seating capacity at both events so register early to ensure your place! To view details about the 2019 workshop, click here.


Common Sense Economics

Common Sense: Economics for Life! Course Package

We are seeking to identify and cooperate with instructors interested in offering the course at their school



Gus Stavros and Jim Gwartney

Stavros and Gwartney

FSU Stavros Center Eminent Scholar, James Gwartney, recently had the opportunity to visit with Gus Stavros in his home in St. Petersburg. Everyone at the Center is most appreciative of the support of the Stavros family of our activities through the years.


CSE Course Package PDF