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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.

Context-rich problem for cooperative group problem solving - Electric Force part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context-rich problem for electrostatics in an introductory physics class. The instructional setting uses cooperative group problem solving.

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.

Context-Rich Problems part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems
Developed by Joann Bangs, St. Catherine University Enhanced by Jennifer Docktor, University of Minnesota, Ken Heller, University of Minnesota, Brian Peterson, Central College and Rochelle Ruffer, Nazareth College ...

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.

Determining the Break-Even Point of Profit for a Campus Service part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students are asked to determine the break even profit point for a service to be offered on campus, using an online break even calculator.

Select-A-City for Demographic and Economic Opportunities, Using an Online Database part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity asks students to review the demographic and lifestyle statistics available at ERsys.com, and determine which city or location would provide the best consumer market opportunity for the given problem.

Using PRIZM Look-up to Identify Consumer Markets part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity demonstrates geo-demographic consumer segment lifestyle consumption patterns. The information available on the site is relevant to segmentation and targeting strategies used by marketers.

Hemispheric Lateralization: Are You Left- or Right-Brained? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
An online brain dominance inventory provides students with information on their brain dominance and information processing style. This relates to perception and learning styles.

Where Would Shoppers Go? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Two formulas and a scenario for students to apply two retail gravitation models used to predict where shoppers will choose to shop.

Gasoline consumption: incentive effects of taxes vs. standards (Context Rich Problem) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students analyze the effectiveness, equity and political appeal of higher gasoline taxes and increased CAFE standards as a means of achieving a reduction in oil imports.

Unemployment and discouraged workers: Context Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students use the Current Population Survey to calculate the official unemployment rate and two variations that include discouraged workers. Students compare the results and discuss what the varying definitions reveal about the labor market.

Comparative statics: impact of corn price increase (Context Rich Problem) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students use comparative statics to determine the effects of corn price increases on related markets.

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