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Statistical Discrimination and Motherhood: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
A news story interviews a woman who claims that it was difficult for her to find employment because she had children. The story is used to examine the concept of statistical discrimination and whether public policy should be used to discourage statistical discrimination in this case.

Opportunity Cost and Normal Profit: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
A public interest group claims that pharmaceutical companies overstate the costs of developing drugs because they include the foregone earnings from the money invested in drug development. The story can be used to discuss the concepts of opportunity cost and normal profit.

Ebay: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
EBay is an animated Flash file that provides an economic interpretation of the lyrics in order to help students learn economic concepts.

"Irreplacable" by Beyonce part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This flash animation for the song "Irreplaceable" demonstrates how the availability of substitutes affects the price elasticity of demand. Beyonce notes that her current boyfriend is not "irreplaceable," meaning that her demand for him is elastic.

Seinfeld: The Baby Shower part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This is a clip from Seinfeld in which Jerry does a cost -benefit analysis of installing illegal cable. He decides to commit the crime when he finds out there will be 75 televised Mets games on TV.

The Simpsons, "New Kid on the Block" part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This is an excellent clip from The Simpsons that demonstrates the concept of diminishing marginal utility and marginal analysis.

"Father Christmas" by The Kinks part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
"Father Christmas" by The Kinks is used in conjunction with Joel Waldfogel's article "The Deadweight Loss of Christmas" to examine the relative value of cash versus inkind gifts. This can then be extended to an analysis of various public policies.

"Closer to Free" by The BoDeans part of Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This flash animation for the song "Closer to Free" describes the Economic Freedom of the World index, provides a summary of countries with high and low values of the index, and highlights the importance of economic freedom in a country's standard of living.

Documented Problem Solving: Calculating Equilibrium Output part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
This document is a Docoumented Problem Solving exercise that utilizes the Keynesian model of the macroeconomy.

Documented Problem Solving: Foreign Exchange Rates - Supply and Demand part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
In this assignment, students think about four events that would affect a country's exchange rate. Without actually drawing a supply and demand diagram, students say what direction, if at all, each curve would shift–and whether the currency would appreciate or depreciate as a result.