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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.
Understanding Mortgage Payments part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build Excel spreadsheets to calculate monthly mortgage payments and evaluate how much of their payment is applied to the principle and interest.
Driving Across Town for Cheaper Gas -- A Cost/Benefit Analysis part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to explore the trade-offs between "bargain-priced" gas vs. the extra mileage needed to get it. A modeling problem.
Simple vs. Compound Interest -- Spreadsheeting the Difference part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate, graph and compare the future value of investments with compound vs. simple interest. Spreadsheet level: beginner.