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jennifer.imazeki
Spending Strings (demonstration) Using spending and output cards, instructor can show students how various policies affect equilibrium, unemployment and inflation. Can have students predict outcomes first; predictions could be collected using clickers.
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Solina Lindahl
The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned This history and data lesson from the Fed includes questions for students.
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Solina Lindahl
Job growth has been healthy over the past five years. However, many people are still concerned about the overall health of the labor market. This module explains what the unemployment rate does—and does not—measure and whether it is a reliable indicator of the health of the labor market. Includes questions. Making Sense of Unemployment Data |…
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Solina Lindahl
The Stock Market Game is a fully-fledged game and apps designed to help students with financial literacy " What would you do if you were given $100,000? Would you spend it all at once? Would you think about putting some of it in the bank? We’d like to teach you how to invest it, so you might grow it. Through The Stock Market Game (SMG), you will…
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jennifer.imazeki
Which Came First - Democracy or Growth? Students calculate real and nominal GDP and GDP per capita for three countries and analyze the differences. [note: lesson also discusses growth and the role of economic freedom; can be broken up depending on how the instructor wants to use the material] With larger classes, could collect individual answers…
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jennifer.imazeki
Preferences for Distribution of Income   (experiment)   Students decide on income payoffs with varying types of risk.
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Income redistribution   (experiment)   Students must decide how to allocate a pot of tax revenue.
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jennifer.imazeki
Labor market discrimination   (experiment)   As employers, students make hiring decisions with incomplete information. Illustrates inefficiencies from discrimination.
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jennifer.imazeki
Job search   (experiment)   Students accept or reject wage offers, highlighting search costs and labor market interactions.
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jennifer.imazeki
Statistical discrimination (experiment) Web-based game with students acting as employers and workers. Can also be done manually without internet access
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