Sheryl Ball

Virginia Tech Department of Economics

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Energy and the Environment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This experiment illustrates how people's decision to drive instead of using more environmentally friendly means of transportation can lead to negative externalities. Students develop policy recommendations to solve the resulting public health problems and these recommendations are tried in the experiment. Policy recommendations can be evaluated to see whether they solve the externality problem as well as to evaluate their efficiency and justice implications. Jump to : Teaching Materials | Teaching Notes | Assessment

Teaching Method Module

Classroom Experiments part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Experiments
Sheryl Ball, Virginia Tech with assistance from Tisha Emerson, Jennifer Lewis, J. Todd Swarthout We got tired of it. Lecturing to sleepy students who want to "go over" material that they have already ...

Other Contribution

Sheryl Ball part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Associate Department Head, Economics Department of Economics Virginia Tech 3016 Pamplin Hall Blacksburg, VA 24073 Phone: 540-231-4349 Fax: 540-231-5097 Background Information Sheryl Ball is the ...

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