• Are students more confused by shifts in supply or shifts in demand?  A poll...

    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 f...
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  • Is Wall Street a Bull or a Sheep?  An art critic's view of the market and its implication for two famous Wall Street sculptures

    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...
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  • A Computerized Entry Exit Game in a large Enrollment Principles Class

    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,...
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  • Student Initiates Flipping the Classroom

    Not econ-specific related but my inbox lead me to this awesome Education Next article. It's about a student asking her teacher if she can record his explanation of geometry, then she returned to class the next day to ...
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  • Spotted: J. Vazquez and J. Wolfers at ASSA in San Francisco, CA

    Dapper economists teaching each other their tips and tricks on conducting principles of economics courses. Justin Wolfers and Jose Vazquez have yet to disagree on schools of thought for their large classes.
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  • EconEd 2015 Speaker Topic: Experimenting with Experiments

    Hi all - here's my talk description:   In the age of social media, games, and short attention spans, students can benefit greatly from interactive experiments that are carefully disguised as games. Moreover, the...
    Kelvin Wong
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  • EconEd 2015 Speaker Topic: Economics on Campus -- Engaging Students from Day 1

    My proposed talk will focus on using campus issues as a starting point to get students interesting and engaged in the study of economics.  I believe this is most effective by starting the very beginning of the fi...
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