# Examples

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Estimating Okun's Law part of Examples

This Principles or intermediate level macroeconomics Excel spreadsheet assignment shows students how to estimate the Okun's Law parameter and the potential GDP growth rate.

Using the Taylor rule to analyze monetary policy part of Examples

This Excel spreadsheet exercise has students replicate the Taylor (1993) paper which first presented the Taylor rule for setting the federal funds monetary policy target. Students may then analyze recent monetary policy history.

An Excel Spreadsheet Numerical Example of a Giffen Good part of Examples

Excel and Solver are used to provide a concrete numerical example of a Giffen good. As price rises, ceteris paribus, consumption rises.

Maddison Data on the World Economy part of Examples

Maddison's World economy data is augmented with Excel macros to enable easy charting, computing growth rates, and country comparisons.

Exploring the Solow balanced growth model part of Examples

This Excel spreadsheet assignment bring students through a process of exploring numerical example of the Solow neoclassical balanced growth model. It is appropriate for use in macroeconomics courses at all levels, including intermediate, principles and electives.

Setting up a Keynesian cross model in Excel part of Examples

This Excel spreadsheet assignment brings students step-by-step through the process of solving and analyzing a Keynesian cross model. It is most appropriate for principles-level macroeconomics courses.

What would GDP have been in 2009 if growth didn't slow down in the 1970s? part of Examples

This Excel spreadsheet assignment guides students through the process of projecting what GDP would have been for the years 1972-2009 if long run (potential) growth did not slow down.

Exploring Easter Island Economics with Excel part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities

Calculating Divorce Rates part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.