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Principles of Economics: understanding opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage part of Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
In principles of economics students many times have trouble understanding the concept of opportunity cost, connecting opportunity cost to comparative advantage, and differentiating between absolute advantage and comparative advantage. This activity allows the instructor to detect whether a large number of students exhibit any of these misconceptions, and then focus on the most problematic concepts in class.

Monetary Policy and the FOMC part of Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Describing and analyzing monetary policy from FOMC press releases.

Introducing money: a just-in-time teaching activity part of Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
In this just-in-time activity, students submit responses before class to demonstrate their ability to use concepts from a textbook reading on money. In-class follow-up activities are recommended.

JiTT in Introduction to Demand Analysis part of Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Activity reinforcing the factors that shift a market demand curve.

Economics Senior Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Research on Economics of Population part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Research paper on the economics of population using international census data.

Taking-Risks While Driving: Are there Sex Differences part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a naturalistic observation study in order to test the hypothesis that there are sex differences in risk-taking. Students collect and analyze data and prepare APA style research report.

Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.

Research Paper in Introductory Econometrics part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Three-Semester Honors Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
A three-semester Honors Thesis in economics allows students to integrate their entire undergradaute economics experience into a challenging, meaningful, creative research project.