University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Rescuing the Aral Sea: use of Case Method part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
Students use the Case Method to learn/apply the concepts of social marginal cost and the Coase Theorem. The example is the environmental devastation of the Aral Sea in the past 30 years. The students play roles in a negotiation designed to illustrate (1) the unintended consequences of ignoring the opportunity cost of a resource, (2) the role a market mechanism can play in reducing the devastation, and (3) the difficulties in negotiating a cooperative solution to this policy problem.
Recycle -- or not? A case from New York City part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
This case can be used in introductory or intermediate micro courses. Externalities are among the important concepts covered in introductory economics courses. As such, I like to reinforce and deepen the students' understanding of this concept through discussion and analysis of a real-world example. I use a case about New York City to do so.
Patrick Conway part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Professor of Economics Department of Economics Gardner Hall, CB 3305 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3305 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:919 966 5376 Background Information I'm a graduate of ...