• Trading with Comparative and Absolute Advantage Activity

    Trading with comparative and absolute advantage (cooperative learning, experiment) Students are separated into groups, representing different countries, and given worksheets with production information. One country ha...
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  • SPENT game [1]

    Spent is a free online game about surviving poverty and homelessness created by ad agency McKinney for pro bono client Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD), whose mission ...
    Solina Lindahl
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  • Service Learning: The Ultimate Active Learning Opportunity

    "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." -William L. Watkinson   This is the quote my students see at the end of their reflection on service learning.  For five percent of their grade, m...
    Solina Lindahl
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  • Deriving a Demand Curve Activity

    Deriving a demand curve (experiment) Instructor asks the class how many students would be willing to pay various prices for a specific good. Results are tabulated into a demand curve. Extensions include changing the c...
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  • Using Ads for Loss Leaders to Introduce Cross Elasticity of Demand

    At the start of each school term, office supply stores tend to offer fantastic deals on school supplies. The following ad is a great example to show. Show this ad after you discuss how elasticity affects total reve...
    Eric Chiang
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  • Price Controls Clicker Questions

    In the wake of $4/gallon gas prices last year, some people were calling on the government to restrict gasoline prices. Do you believe the government should have put a cap on gasoline prices?   A) Yes B) No ...
    Elizabeth Uva
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  • Externalities Clicker Questions

    In which of the following situations would a positive externality most likely be involved?   A) Ellen is sitting at home one day when she gets a telephone call, informing her that she has won $10,000 in a contes...
    Elizabeth Uva
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  • Demand and Supply Clicker Questions

    Which of the following demonstrates the law of demand?   A) Relative to last month, Jon buys more pretzels at $1.50 per pretzel since he got a raise at work this month. B) Melissa buys fewer muffins at $0.75 pe...
    Elizabeth Uva
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  • Functions of Money Activity

    Functions of money (cooperative learning) Students analyze how specific items fulfill the functions of money and discuss their responses with peers. [money] Follow-up questions could be asked using clickers.
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  • Spending Strings Activity

    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; prediction...
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  • Double-oral Auction Activity

    Double-oral auction (experiment) The grand-daddy of economics experiments! Students are assigned roles as buyers and sellers, and trade in a simulated market. There are many, many variations of this activity (see, fo...
    jennifer.imazeki
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  • The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned

    The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned This history and data lesson from the Fed includes questions for students.
    Solina Lindahl
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  • Making Sense of Unemployment Data

    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...
    Solina Lindahl
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  • The Stock Market  and Resources

    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...
    Solina Lindahl
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  • Which Came First - Democracy or Growth? Activity

    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;...
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  • Preferences for Distribution of Income Activity

    Preferences for Distribution of Income   (experiment)   Students decide on income payoffs with varying types of risk.
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  • Income Redistribution Activity

    Income redistribution   (experiment)   Students must decide how to allocate a pot of tax revenue.
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  • Labor Market Discrimination Activity

    Labor market discrimination   (experiment)   As employers, students make hiring decisions with incomplete information. Illustrates inefficiencies from discrimination.
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  • Job Search Activity

    Job search   (experiment)   Students accept or reject wage offers, highlighting search costs and labor market interactions.
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  • Statistical Discrimination Activity

    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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