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Perfect Competition: A Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students find the profit-maximizing level of output for a perfectly competitive firm and check the shut-down condition for two different prices.

Comparative statics: impact of corn price increase (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
Students use comparative statics to determine the effects of corn price increases on related markets.

Choosing output quantity under perfect competition (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
The problem presents students with information about price, average costs and marginal costs for a vegetable farm. To answer the questions, students must apply the P=MC decision rule for perfect competition.

Calculating real home prices using the CPI (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
Students calculate real home values using nominal values and the Consumer Price Index.

Airline Revenues: Supply and Demand (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
An exercise that has students translate an economic event described in the newspaper into representation in a supply and demand diagram

Increase in Minimum Wage: Perplexing Result? (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
An exercise that has students translate an economic event described in the newspaper into representation in a supply and demand diagram

Sandwiches and Elasticity Context-Rich Problem part of Examples
Students are asked to apply what they learned in class to a real life scenario question.

Explicit and Implicit Costs of Education: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students are faced with advising a roommate about the costs and benefits of continuing with their education. Specifically, students are asked to apply the concepts of explicit and implicit costs to a real world scenario.

Elasticity and Total Revenue: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Context rich problem allowing students to apply elasticy of demand concepts.

Tariff Context Rich Problem part of Examples
This context rich problems allows students to apply concepts such as efficiency and surplus in the context of lowering tariffs.

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