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Nora Anderson
I am fully enrolled in a class and have paid the access fee; however, when I go on suggested chapter links to do homework, I have no access. Please help, I have assignments due tonight!   I will attach a picture of what I see once I open my assignment. Also, it isn't my professors error, we looked over it today and were both stumped. He suggested… (Show more)
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Jose Vazquez
For many years I have started the lecture on supply and demand with the following multiple choice question (usually with iClickers at the beginning of the class):   Suppose the government sets the maximum price for a normal doctor's visit at $20, but the current market price is $40. As a result of this government action, doctors will see:   a)… (Show more)
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Jose Vazquez
Walt Yuan, from Moblab, wrote a great article describing an Entry-Exit Moblab game I played in my large class a few years ago.     Contrary to conventional wisdom about the issues of teaching a large class, in this particular case, the large number of students played a crucial role in the activity.  … (Show more)
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Jose Vazquez
A wonderfully funny, relevant, and insightful opinion on markets by New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz, responding to NPR 's question: should the sculpture of a fearless girl in Wall Street be in front of behind the iconic bull's market sculpture?     The audio of the interview is just a few minutes long, so you can play it for students… (Show more)
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Thomas Digiano
At this year's ASSA Meeting? Reply to this discussion thread by Sunday 1/3 at 6:00PM PST with your best in-class example of Entrepreneurship for a chance to meet with Alex Tabarrok.   Please see contest rules at the Worth booth (200) for complete details.
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jennifer.imazeki
Unemployment compensation   (experiment)   Students particilate in a double-oral auction in markets for skilled and unskilled workers, with and without government intervention.
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Jose Vazquez
Market efficiency is perhaps one of the most important topics in any principles course.  Yet the very related concepts of consumer and producer surplus are two of the most difficult topics for students to grasp.  They are difficult because of the high level of abstraction required from students in order to master them; in particular consumer…
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Jose Vazquez
This is a very simply classroom game I do with my students to cover ideas of Nash equilibrium and Prisoner's Dilemma.  It can also show ideas about public goods and externalities.  It is an adaption from Hemenway et al 1987 (see below).  But, it has also been used in different ways by many different instructors. This is the basic set up.   1- Put…
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