Kristyn Brown

Economics Updates

Blog Post created by Kristyn Brown on May 13, 2016

The 2014–2015 school year was a busy one for the Economics team—we authored over 900 questions and added three titles: Mateer/Coppock, Parkin, and Bade/Parkin. Our biggest change was to the question bank itself, as we have now made every economics question accessible to every professor in the Sapling Economics taxonomy.

Simply click on the title in the orange question bank of the Activity Editor to expand the taxonomy, drilling down to the desired topic. Once a particular section is highlighted, be it a single topic or the entire bank, clicking on the ID column header sorts the questions by their ID numbers. In general, the larger the ID number, the newer the question. This is an excellent way to find the newest questions available for any topic.

Because economists tend to use a wide variety of vocabulary and approaches to the discipline, our questions present several different ways to discuss the same ideas. Check out the screen shot of Ch. 28, Externalities. Each line on the left leads to questions using those exact terms. Economics is the science of choice, so what better way to show that than to offer our professors plenty of choices?