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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 ...

Sports Franchise Simulation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

A Sports Franchise Simulation, modeled after the card game War, lets students run their own sports franchise. While the goal of the simulation is to teach students several microeconomics concepts taught in a ...

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. ...

Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

A lab exercise using a Netlogo simulation to explore alternative strategies in an iterated prisoner's dilemma mode.

Using Excel Spreadsheets to Explore Profit Maximization part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

This exercise uses a simple Excel spreadsheet to explore the concept of profit-maximization for a perfectly competitive firm.

Using Jeremy's Market in MarketSim to understand utility maximization part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

Jeremy's Market in MarketSim makes students responsible for a household. Students make production and consumption decision to try to maximize household utility.

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.

Hobson's Choice: A Game Simulation about Homelessness part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

Hobson's choice is a game about homelessness and how difficult it is to get off the streets and leave the situation of homelessness.It is a useful learning activity for helping students understand the differences between blaming the victim and structural causes of poverty.

Population Simulator part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

This simulation uses United Nations world population projections to simulate future population trends for the whole world or of individual countries. Students will have an opportunity to examine population trends and make predictions.

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. ...

Zero-Intelligence Trading in Markets part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

A Netlogo implementation of Gode and Sunders (1993) ZI-Trading model. Students explore whether efficiency in the market is determined by the market or by human rationality.

Economics and the Tragedy of the Commons part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

In both macroeconomics and microeconomics principles courses, economists teach the virtue of markets as an allocative mechanism. But markets sometimes fail. This example allows students to simulate the market ...

Fair Model part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples

The Fair model web site includes a freely available United States macroeconomic econometric model and a multicounty econometric model. The models run on the Windows OS. Instructors can use the models to teach ...