Rochelle Ruffer

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School of Management/Economics
Nazareth College

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Activities (6)

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Students will be asked to predict what happens to marginal product in the short run. Students will then take part in an experiment to produce greeting cards. Students will reflect on their initial prediction once the experiment is over.

Total Revenue and Price Elasticity of Demand: ILD part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
In this ILD, students are asked to predict what will happen to total revenue when college tuition will increase. Following a standard lecture on the relationship between total revenue and price elasticity of demand, students reflect on that relationship by writing a letter to their mom (or other close relative).

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Students will be asked to predict what happens to marginal product in the short run. Students will then take part in an experiment to produce greeting cards. Students will reflect on their initial prediction once the experiment is over.

Changes in Demand: Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
In this context rich problem, students must be able to identify between the difference shifts in demand and subsequent reactions to that shift in demand. Students are asked to explain a headline from the newspaper to their mother.

Excise Tax Incidence: Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
In this context rich problem, students must analyze a statement about the effects of an excise tax. They are given information about elasticity of demand and elasticity of supply and must determine the incidence of the tax on consumers and producers.

Price Ceiling: 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 analyze the effects of a price ceiling.

Other Contribution

Rochelle Ruffer part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Associate Professor 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618-3790 rruffer9@naz.edu Phone:585-389-2662 Background Information Rochelle joined Nazareth College as an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of ...


Events and Communities

Economics in Two Year Colleges Workshop 2011

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants