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Movement along vs. shift of demand curve: Water chlorination (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
This context-rich problem asks students to distinguish between a movement along a demand curve and a shift of a demand curve for a price-inelastic product: water chlorination in Kenya.

Gasoline consumption: incentive effects of taxes vs. standards (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
Students analyze the effectiveness, equity and political appeal of higher gasoline taxes and increased CAFE standards as a means of achieving a reduction in oil imports.

Unemployment and discouraged workers: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students use the Current Population Survey to calculate the official unemployment rate and two variations that include discouraged workers. Students compare the results and discuss what the varying definitions reveal about the labor market.

Long-Run Economic Growth: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students are asked to apply what they learned in class to a real life scenario question.

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

Binomial Probability Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Context rich problem in which students apply the binomial distribution to determine if an outcome is likely random.

Marginal Analysis Context-Rich Problem part of 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.

Changes in Demand: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Context Rich Problem on demand shifters and the implications of such a shift.

Excise Tax Incidence: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Context Rich Problem using the concepts of excise tax incidence, elasticity of demand, and elasticity of supply. Students must determine which information is appropriate and which is extraneous to the problem.

Price Ceiling: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
context rich problem on price ceilings


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