Joann Bangs

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College of St. Catherine

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Activities (4)

Perfect Competition: A Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity consists of a single problem given to students to solve. The students are asked to find the profit-maximizing level of output for a perfectly competitive firm, and check the shut-down condition for two different prices.

Imperfect Competition: Context-Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
In this context-rich problem, students are asked to develop a scenario where two businesses would be likely to engage in cuthroat competition with each other.

Tax burden context-rich problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students are asked to write a letter to the editor of their newspaper to explain their point of view as a seller in a market that is about to experience an increased sales tax rate.

Price discrimination context-rich problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students prepare an essay to explain pricing strategies for two different companies. One of the firms will find price discrimination difficult as the product can be easily resold.

Teaching Method Module

Context-Rich Problems part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems
Developed by Joann Bangs, St. Catherine University Enhanced by Jennifer Docktor, University of Minnesota, Ken Heller, University of Minnesota, Brian Peterson, Central College and Rochelle Ruffer, Nazareth College ...

Other Contributions (4)

Binomial Probability Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity consists of a single scenario-based problem allowing students to apply the binomial probability distribution to decide whether or not an outcome is likely random.

Elasticity and Total Revenue: Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity involves a single scenario-based problem. In the problem students will need to determine if demand is likely to be elastic or inelastic. Then they will need to link elasticity to how a price change affects total revenue.

Tariff Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity consists of a single scenario-based problem allowing students to apply concepts of efficiency and surplus in the context of a change in a tariff.

Joann Bangs part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Associate Professor of Economics St. Catherine University 2004 Randolph Ave St. Paul, MN 55105 jmbangs@stkate.edu Phone: 651.690.6679 Background Information Joann Bangs is an Associate Professor of Economics at ...


Events and Communities

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants

Spring 2012 Workshop