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Teaching Case: Scissors and Shears part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
This case is the transcript of the 1962 Congressional Testimony of BC Deuschle, President of the Scissors, Shears and Manicure Implement Manufacturers' Association, with regard to the Trade Expansion Act of ...

Teaching Case: Peanut Policy in the United States, 1996 part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
The text of this case is a transcript of a story broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered on January 22, 1996. The story concerns Congressional debate about agricultural programs, particularly the price ...

Teaching Case: Textiles and the Multi-Fiber Arrangement part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
An "oldie but goodie" this 1983 case (revised in 1990), is set in December 1981, when the international arrangement governing international trade in textiles is up for renewal. The US, Europe and ...

Revving up for Relief: Harley-Davidson at the ITC part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
Published in 1986, this Kennedy School case tells the story of Harley-Davidson's application to the ITC for temporary relief from high levels of imported Japanese motorcycles. The case lays out, in ...

Teaching Case: Maine Turnpike Toll Discounts part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
This is a very short case about a coupon experiment on the Maine Turnpike that can be used very early in Micro Principles courses to motivate the introduction of demand curves, elasticity and externalities that comes later in the course.

Rescuing the Aral Sea: use of Case Method part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
A case based upon the environmental devastation of the Aral Sea that illustrates economic concepts of opportunity cost and social marginal cost.

Cases in an International Trade Course part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
This activity is an example of how cases can be used in an international trade course.

Perfect Competition: A Context Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students find the profit-maximizing level of output for a perfectly competitive firm and check the shut-down condition for two different prices.

Imperfect Competition: Context-Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This context-rich problem helps students to apply the characteristics of imperfect competition to a real world setting.

Game Theory Context-Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This consists of a short essay to be written by students after watching the West Wing episode "Hartsfield's Landing." In it, students are asked to help a friend to understand the content of the show using the basic components of non-cooperative game theory and the prisoner's dilemma.

Marginal Analysis Context-Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
In this problem, students consider the benefits of reduced tray usage in school cafeterias by comparing the cost savings of having to clean fewer trays against the opportunity cost of increased labor and energy costs to clean the cafeteria after meals.

Changes in Demand: Context Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context Rich Problem on demand shifters and the implications of such a shift.

Excise Tax Incidence: Context Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context Rich Problem using the concepts of excise tax incidence, elasticity of demand, and elasticity of supply. Students must determine which information is appropriate and which is extraneous to the problem.

Price Ceiling: Context Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
context rich problem on price ceilings

Wal-Mart Context Rich Problems part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
In this example, students are asked to research the effects of Wal-Mart on small town economies, relate those effects to their own town, and draw a conclusion based on those effects.

Tax burden context-rich problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students are asked to write a letter to the editor of their newspaper to explain their point of view as a seller in a market that is about to experience an increased sales tax rate.

Price discrimination context-rich problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students prepare an essay to explain pricing strategies for two different companies.

Using Clickers to Inductively Construct Economic Concepts part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
This technique reverses the usual order of definitions and examples used in class to one of presenting an example or examples first and then having students "discover" the concept when asked with carefully constructed clicker questions.

Using Clickers to Generate Supply and Demand Curves part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Use the clickers to generate data for demand and supply curves by asking students to give numerical values for their maximum willingness to pay for something and their minimum willingness to accept for something. Use the data generated to graph both the demand and supply curves.

Tax Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
The link between a set of taxes and income distribution is an important, but difficult, concept taught in economics principles courses. The Tax Game simulation requires a student to set tax rates for an income tax, a property tax, a wealth tax, a payroll tax, a corporate income tax, a sales tax,and an excise tax. The student can choose any rates he or she wishes, but must achieve a given revenue target.

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