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Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
This activity teaches students how to formulate research questions and perform empirical analysis. Students analyse family budgets from late 19th-century industrial workers.
Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.
Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to statistics and data pertaining to economic wellbeing over time across racial (black-white)categories in the U.S.
Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Principles of economics students are asked to collect and analyze data on a few macro economic aggregates to give them a first taste of empirical work.
Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.
Determining the Break-Even Point of Profit for a Campus Service part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students are asked to determine the break even profit point for a service to be offered on campus, using an online break even calculator.
Hemispheric Lateralization: Are You Left- or Right-Brained? part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
An online brain dominance inventory provides students with information on their brain dominance and information processing style. This relates to perception and learning styles.
Select-A-City for Demographic and Economic Opportunities, Using an Online Database part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity asks students to review the demographic and lifestyle statistics available at ERsys.com, and determine which city or location would provide the best consumer market opportunity for the given problem.
Using PRIZM Look-up to Identify Consumer Markets part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity demonstrates geo-demographic consumer segment lifestyle consumption patterns. The information available on the site is relevant to segmentation and targeting strategies used by marketers.
Introduction of Backward Induction Technique Using a Classroom Experiment part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This classroom activity serves as an intuitive introduction to backward induction solutions in an upper level undergraduate game theory course.