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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).

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.

Ricardian Explorer part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Ricardian Explorer, implemented on the internet, simulates a Ricardian trade model with linear production technology and a CES utility function. The typical simulation has two countries and two goods. While ...

MarketSim part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
MarketSim helps students understand the functioning of markets by having them become consumers and producers in a simulated economy. There are two versions, both implemented over the internet. Jeremy's market ...

General Equilibrium Simulation for Microeconomics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Teaching general equilibrium analysis to students is challenging. General equilibrium models are typically accessible to only a small handful of mathematically well prepared students. Yet the growing significance ...

Specialization and Division of Labor part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This example engages students in a simple simulation of specialization and division of labor. All that is needed are staplers and some paper.

Dynamic Integrated Climate Change Model (DICE) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
The Dynamic Integrated Climate Change (DICE) model assumes a single world producer must chose levels for three simultaneously determined variables: current consumption, investment, and greenhouse gases reduction. ...

Basic Monte Carlo Simulation for Beginning Econometrics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Beginning econometrics students often have an uneven preparation in statistics. The simulation gives students a clearer understanding of the behavior of OLS estimators.

Stata Monte Carlo Simulation for Heteroskedasticity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This is a simulation for a beginning econometrics course that shows students how heteroskedasticity biases an estimator and why the power of a statistical text is important.

Budget Explorer part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Students often come to a principles course in economics with knowledge that is not correct. This example asks students to guess the percent of federal expenditures for different spending categories. They are then ...

Open Outcry Market part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This example is an in-class market simulation conducted with paper cards assigning each student a buyer or seller role and a reservation price. This example is appropriate for both upper and lower division ...

EconModel part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This site contains 21 modular, easy to use economic models, that are appropriate for class assignments or in-class demonstrations. Students can simulate all the standard models taught in most economics courses. ...

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

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