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Price elasticity of demand survey part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Students survey class members to estimate the price elasticity of demand for a number of goods and services.

The unemployment rate for the class part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

After predicting what the unemployment rate will be for students in the class, a confidential survey modeled on the Current Population Survey questions is used to gather data about each student's employment. Students use this data to measure the class unemployment rate and then assess its accuracy.

Total Revenue and Price Elasticity of Demand: ILD part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This ILD helps students to understand the relationship between total revenue and price elasticity of demand.

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

An ILD to help demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns using an experiment.

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

An ILD to help demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns using an experiment.

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Using economic theory to predict outcomes: Applying stylized facts from the literature to the Solow Model part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Students often do not understand how to derive a theoretical model and how to manipulate it to get predictions. The emphasis of this pedagocial example is to show students how they can manipulate the Solow model to predict outcomes. Student develop a set of "stylized facts" from a literature search. They then used those stylized facts to manipulate the model to answer a complex real-world question whose answer is ambigous.

Imperfect Competition: Context-Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples

This context-rich problem helps students to apply the characteristics of imperfect competition to a real world setting.

Game Theory Context-Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples

This consists of a short essay to be written by students after watching the West Wing episode "Hartsfield's Landing." In it, students are asked to help a friend to understand the content of the show using the basic components of non-cooperative game theory and the prisoner's dilemma.

Marginal Analysis Context-Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples

In this problem, students consider the benefits of reduced tray usage in school cafeterias by comparing the cost savings of having to clean fewer trays against the opportunity cost of increased labor and energy costs to clean the cafeteria after meals.