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Using the Taylor rule to analyze monetary policy part of Examples
This Excel spreadsheet exercise has students replicate the Taylor (1993) paper which first presented the Taylor rule for setting the federal funds monetary policy target. Students may then analyze recent monetary policy history.

An Excel Spreadsheet Numerical Example of a Giffen Good part of Examples
Excel and Solver are used to provide a concrete numerical example of a Giffen good. As price rises, ceteris paribus, consumption rises.

What would GDP have been in 2009 if growth didn't slow down in the 1970s? part of Examples
This Excel spreadsheet assignment guides students through the process of projecting what GDP would have been for the years 1972-2009 if long run (potential) growth did not slow down.

Exploring Easter Island Economics with Excel part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities

Principles of Sociology part of SSDAN:Activities
We have spent the last few weeks discussing race, class, and gender inequalities and how sociologists conceptualize these inequalities on the structural, rather than the individual, level. In this second research report, you will have the opportunity to apply this structural perspective. You will use U.S. Census data from 1950 to 1990 to analyze shifts in occupational structures in your home state and how these shifts vary by race, sex, or education.

Introduction to Hazard and Risk: Part 1 part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students are are introduced to Excel and its capabilities by building some simple spreadsheets.

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students estimate the net volume of pollutants flowing into the Houchin's Narrows entrance of Mammoth Cave using actual air-flow and air-quality data from the park.

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): Miami part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students use a spreadsheet to compute the hypothetical risk of an Andrew-like hurricane to downtown Miami.

Assessing earthquake risk: How often does the Big One occur? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the Gutenberg-Richter relationship between an earthquakes magnitude and recurrence interval.

Tsunami-Time part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students build spreadsheets to compute the time it takes a tsunami wave to pass over different regions of the ocean.