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Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Principles students are asked to collect and analyze data on a few macro economic aggregates to give them a first taste of empirical work. Students must create data tables and charts using a spreadsheet, and draw conclusions based on three variables which may be telling somewhat different stories. Critical decisions include which measures of GDP Growth, inflation, and unemployment to choose, and how to weight them in reaching a conclusion about the overall state of the economy.
Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Intermediate macro students are asked to compile and analyze data on the components of consumption or investment expenditures using data on variables suggested by standard macro theories. They describe each data series in a appropriate way (e.g. growth rates and turning points) and search for correlations between the dependent and explanatory variables. They discover that different theories explain different components of consumption and investment best.
Teaching Method Module
Quantitative Writing part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing
Original module compiled by John C. Bean at Seattle University Enhanced by Steven A. Greenlaw with assistance from John C. Bean, Nathan Grawe, and Dean Peterson. What is Quantitative Writing? Quantitative writing ...
Steve Greenlaw part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Professor of Economics University of Mary Washington 1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 540 654-1483 Fax: 540 654-1074 Background Information Steve Greenlaw is Professor of ...