Tod Porter

Youngstown State University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Statistical Discrimination and Motherhood: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
A news story interviews a woman who claims that it was difficult for her to find employment because she had children. The story is used to examine the concept of statistical discrimination and whether public policy should be used to discourage statistical discrimination in this case.

Opportunity Cost and Normal Profit: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
A public interest group claims that pharmaceutical companies overstate the costs of developing drugs because they include the foregone earnings from the money invested in drug development. The story can be used to discuss the concepts of opportunity cost and normal profit.