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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.
Calibrating a Pipettor part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity. In advance of an actual lab activity, students virtually simulate the calibration of a laboratory micropipettor. QL: Accuracy and precision.
Chemical Equilibrium -- What Are the Characteristics of Equilibrium Reactions? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to compare the time course of a reaction that goes to completion to that of an equilibrium reaction.
From Isotopes to Temperature: Working With A Temperature Equation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine from a dataset the relation between oxygen isotopes in corals and the temperature of surrounding seawater.
Energy Flow through Agroecosystems (Farms) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets that allow them to calculate the different values needed to examine energy flow through agroecosystems.
The Mole in Chemistry: How do you determine the number of atoms or molecules in everyday items? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to practice converting between moles, grams, and atomic mass units.