Ann Velenchik

Wellesley College

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Teaching Case: Scissors and Shears part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
This case is the transcript of the 1962 Congressional Testimony of BC Deuschle, President of the Scissors, Shears and Manicure Implement Manufacturers' Association, with regard to the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Deuschle opposes the act, fearing that reduced protection will destroy his industry. The case includes all of the classic economic and political motives for protection.

Teaching Case: Peanut Policy in the United States, 1996 part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
The text of this case is a transcript of a story broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered on January 22, 1996. The story concerns Congressional debate about agricultural programs, particularly the price support program for peanuts. The story includes statements from a member of Congress as well as representatives of peanut growers and peanut processors. The peanut program includes import restrictions, a price floor and peanut growing licenses, and this case describes those and includes statements from peanut growers, processors and consumers.

Teaching Case: Maine Turnpike Toll Discounts part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
The text for this case is a coupon and survey distributed on the Maine Turnpike in 1995 as part of an experiment in using toll reductions to induce travelers to use the road during off-peak times on summer weekends. Discussion of the case introduces students in microeconomics to many of the concepts they will learn in the principles course, and the case is especially well-suited to teaching on the very first day of class.

Teaching Method Module

Teaching with the Case Method part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method
By Ann Velenchik Wellesley College With considerable help from Pat Conway, Mike Hemesath, Eric Ribbens, and David Schodt What is Teaching with the Case Method? The case method combines two elements: the case itself ...

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Ann Velenchik part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Department of Economics Wellesley College 106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02481 avelenchik@wellesley.edu Phone: 336.334.7705, ext. 2237 Fax: 336.334.7136 Background Information Ann Velenchik is Associate ...


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