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Does perfect competition exist? part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Michael Levine, San Bernardino Valley College
In this exercise, students will discuss the reality or perfectly competitive markets. First students will consider the characteristics of a perfectly competitive market for goods and services and discuss how ...

Tax Incidence and elasticity part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Tanya Downing, Cuesta College
This exercise asks student teams to rank their sensitivity to a price change caused by a 10% hypothetical excise tax applied to each of a list of five items. Student rankings will be based on their understanding of ...

Identifying Market Structure in the Fast Food Industry part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Ezra Pugh, Glendale Community College
Students use data to determine whether the fast food industry more closely resembles a monopoly, monopolistic competition, or oligopoly, then decide whether regulation is warranted.

Negative Externalities part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Galit Eizman, Harvard University
This activity encourages team discussion about negative externalities- the case of disturbing noise and air pollution from the airport to nearby neighborhoods. The discussion raises possible solutions and the ...

Game theory: externalities, the prisoner's dilemma and Nash equilibrium as seen in South Park part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
C. Lucy Malakar, Lorain County Community College
After viewing a brief segment of a South Park episode, students create a game theory matrix and apply the concepts of the Prisoner's Dilemma and Nash Equilibrium.

Price Ceilings and Venezuela part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Elisa Queenan, Porterville College
This activity will examine a modern instance of price ceilings and the unintended consequences for the local economy. This activity details how the well-intended goal of a government can lead to disincentivizing ...

Game Theory Simulation Exercise: Pricing Prisoner's Dilemma part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Alan Green, Stetson University
Student teams act as firms and make strategic pricing decisions. Each firms' profits depend on all of the teams' decisions.

Paper Fans and Paper Planes: A classroom PPF example part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This page is authored by Jamie Wagner, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
This in-class exercise has students create a classroom PPF which is simple to implement in about 15-20 minutes but has lasting impacts and applications.

Macrosimulation: What to do in stagflation? part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Mark Maier, Glendale Community College
Based on an online macroeconomic simulation for an economy with stagflation, teams choose from a selection of fiscal and monetary policies for one year. The simulation then shows the results of the choice that can ...

The official CPI and bias part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Grace Eau, Georgia State University
This activity aims for students to gain insights about the problems in measuring a price index.