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What is the Volume of a Debris Flow? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to estimate the volume of volcanic deposits using map, thickness and high-water mark data from the 2005 Panabaj debris flow (Guatemala).

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Energy and the Environment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This experiment illustrates how seemingly harmless individual actions can, when taken collectively, develop into larger costs to society.

Ebay: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
EBay is an animated Flash file that provides an economic interpretation of the lyrics in order to help students learn economic concepts.

"Irreplacable" by Beyonce part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This flash animation for the song "Irreplaceable" demonstrates how the availability of substitutes affects the price elasticity of demand. Beyonce notes that her current boyfriend is not "irreplaceable," meaning that her demand for him is elastic.

Seinfeld: The Baby Shower part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This is a clip from Seinfeld in which Jerry does a cost -benefit analysis of installing illegal cable. He decides to commit the crime when he finds out there will be 75 televised Mets games on TV.

The Simpsons, "New Kid on the Block" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This is an excellent clip from The Simpsons that demonstrates the concept of diminishing marginal utility and marginal analysis.

"Father Christmas" by The Kinks part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
"Father Christmas" by The Kinks is used in conjunction with Joel Waldfogel's article "The Deadweight Loss of Christmas" to examine the relative value of cash versus inkind gifts. This can then be extended to an analysis of various public policies.

"Closer to Free" by The BoDeans part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This flash animation for the song "Closer to Free" describes the Economic Freedom of the World index, provides a summary of countries with high and low values of the index, and highlights the importance of economic freedom in a country's standard of living.

Sales and Purchase Transactions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples

Current Liabilities (Notes, Sales Tax, & Payroll Taxes) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples
Problem based accounting learning activity for notes and interest payable, sales tax payable, and payroll.

Using Learning Assistants in Oral Assessments part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Learning Assistants:Examples
Undergraduate Learning Assistants – prepared to work productively with students – have been used to facilitate ungraded, voluntary oral assessments offered prior to exams. Oral assessments last one ...

The Hudsucker Proxy: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
This film chronicles the introduction of the hula hoop, a toy that set off one of the greatest fads in United States history. According to Wham-O, the manufacturer of the hoop, when the toy was first introduced in ...

A Beautiful Mind: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
A Beautiful Mind won the Academy Award for best picture in 2001 and it chronicles the life of John Nash who is noted for his pioneering work on general equilibrium theory. This scene is a great way to discuss ...

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.

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

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Causes and Consequences of Unemployment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples

Estimating Okun's Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Spreadsheets:Examples
This Principles or intermediate level macroeconomics Excel spreadsheet assignment shows students how to estimate the Okun's Law parameter and the potential GDP growth rate.

Using the Taylor rule to analyze monetary policy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Spreadsheets: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 Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Spreadsheets:Examples
Excel and Solver are used to provide a concrete numerical example of a Giffen good. As price rises, ceteris paribus, consumption rises.

Maddison Data on the World Economy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Spreadsheets:Examples
Maddison's World economy data is augmented with Excel macros to enable easy charting, computing growth rates, and country comparisons.

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