Linda Wilson

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University of Texas at Arlington

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Documented Problem Solving: The Impact of a Minimum Wage part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
During the lecture, labor demand and labor supply were discussed and were used to determine the equilibrium wage rate. Then, the concept of a minimum wage rate was introduced and the impact of the wage rate on the labor market was demonstrated graphically.

Teaching Method Module

Documented Problem Solving part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving
Developed by Linda Wilson, The University of Texas at Arlington, with help from Amber Casolari, Riverside City College; Katie Townsend-Merino, Palomar College; and Todd Easton, University of Portland What is ...

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Documented Problem Solving: Calculating Bank Reserves part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
The lecture focused on the banking system and included a discussion about total reserves, required reserves and excess reserves. Students practiced calculating each category in pairs and then compared their solutions with those of the instructor.

Documented Problem Solving: The Long Run Competitive Market part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
During the lecture, the competitive market was introduced. A graph was used to demonstrate a competitive market in which there was an economic profit. The profit motive causes an increase in supply. As additional producers enter the market, the price of the product or service decreases. In the end, price will decrease until the long-run equilibrium situation is reached which means that the economic profit decreases to zero.

Documented Problem Solving: Price Elasticity of Demand part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
The concept of price elasticity of demand was introduced in class. Elastic and inelastic goods were discussed. The impact that a change in price will have on total revenue was also presented.

Documented Problem Solving: Determining the Tax Structure part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
In class, the different tax structures were discussed. This exercise requires students to apply their knowledge about the different tax structures. Students are given income levels and must calculate the income tax rate. Then they are asked to determine the tax structure that is in place.

Documented Problem Solving: Calculating the Unemployment Rate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
Following a lecture about unemployment, students are asked to calculate the unemployment rate. They will need to apply their knowledge about unemployment and the labor force in order to make the calculation.

Documented Problem Solving: Gross Domestic Product Versus Gross National Product part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
The topic of gross domestic product (GDP) was introduced in class. The components of GDP - consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports - were discussed. The items that are excluded from GDP and the difference between GDP and gross national product (GNP) were also explained.

Documented Problem Solving: Calculating Gross Domestic Product part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
Gross domestic product (GDP) was introduced in class as a way to determine the value of a country's output. Consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports were discussed as the components of GDP. Items that are excluded from GDP were also discussed.

Documented Problem Solving: Identifying a Change in Demand and Its Impact part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
During the lecture, the determinants of demand and supply were discussed. The impact of a shift in supply or demand and the change to equilibrium price and quantity were also demonstrated. In this activity, students are asked to identify a change in "tastes or preferences" as a determinant of demand. They then are asked to determine the impact that the change in demand will have on the equilibrium price for the good.

Documented Problem Solving: International Trade and Comparative Advantage part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
Students were introduced to the concepts of comparative advantage and the consequences of international trade during the lecture. In particular, the difference between macroeconomic and microeconomic outcomes were examined.

Linda Wilson part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Assistant Provost and Lecturer Suite 300, Davis Hall The University of Texas at Arlington Box 19118 Arlington, TX 76019 l.wilson@uta.edu Phone: 817.272.3838 Fax: 817.272.3400 Background Information Linda Wilson is ...


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