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Economists have written a large number of classroom experiments and published them in a wide variety of books, journals and websites.


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The Value of Exchange: A Classroom Experiment
Tisha Emerson, Baylor University
This experiment illustrates the value of exchange to students through trading of candy.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Airplane Production: A Law of Diminishing Marginal Product Exercise
Tisha Emerson, Baylor University
Classroom experiment illustrating the law of diminishing marginal productivity through the production of paper airplanes.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Homegrown Demand
Todd Swarthout, Georgia State University
The professor sells an announced number of M&M packets (or other inexpensive good) through an auction to derive a classroom demand schedule. The resulting demand schedule is displayed as a "curve" and facilitates discussion of consumer demand.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Public Goods Experiment
Todd Swarthout, Georgia State University

Subject: Economics: Economics

Learning by Teaching
Mary Lopez, Occidental College
In this service learning project, college students work in groups of three to prepare a 55-minute interactive lesson on one of the topics listed on the syllabus and team teach the lesson to students at a local high school.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Teaching Case: This American Life Episode 391: More is Less, 2009
Christina Robinson, Central Connecticut State University
This case study is based on NPR's This American Life Episode 391: More is Less, which originally aired in 2009. The story highlights the role health care providers, patients, and health insurance companies play in driving up the cost of care.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Penalty Kicks—A Simultaneous Move Zero-Sum Game
Christina Robinson, Central Connecticut State University
Penalty Kicks—A Simultaneous Move Zero-Sum Game is an experiment that illustrates the importance of playing randomized strategies. This experiment is appropriate for undergraduate students who have completed a basic game theory module and can be completed in 15-20 minutes.

Subject: Economics: Economics

An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Control Trials
Utteeyo Dasgupta, Franklin and Marshall College
This activity provides a classroom impact evaluation exercise that serves as an introduction to the primary investigative tool of current Development economics.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Introduction of Backward Induction Technique Using a Classroom Experiment
Utteeyo Dasgupta, Franklin and Marshall College
This classroom activity serves as an intuitive introduction to backward induction solutions in an upper level undergraduate game theory course.

Subject: Economics: Economics

Foreign Exchange Rates: Solidifying a Student's Grasp of Supply and Demand
Todd Easton, University of Portland
In this assignment, students think about four events that would affect a country's exchange rate. Without actually drawing a supply and demand diagram, students say what direction, if at all, each curve would shift–and whether the currency would appreciate or depreciate as a result.

Subject: Economics: Economics

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