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Economic Examples

The following examples were designed explicitly for economics courses. However, one should not narrow their focus on this limited set of examples since much can be learned about how to develop and incorporate cooperative learning examples by reviewing exercises developed for other disciplines. A number of non economics cooperative learning exercises can be found in this module.

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Can you get reelected as a Fed Chairperson: A group activity part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Starting Point: Economics in Two-Year Colleges:Activities
This activity uses the Fed Chairman Game as a small group activity of 4-5 students within a larger class setting. Students in groups will play the game and report their results to the entire class.

Impact of federal deficits part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Based on a fable about government debt, students identify the relevance of crowding out, monetizing a debt, external debt, and stimulus spending.

Understanding the Impact of (Fiscal and Monetary) Policy: Using the Send-A-Problem Technique part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples