# Examples

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# Subject: Economics

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Binomial Probability Context Rich Problem part of Examples

Context rich problem in which students apply the binomial distribution to determine if an outcome is likely random.

Elasticity and Total Revenue: Context Rich Problem part of Examples

Context rich problem allowing students to apply elasticy of demand concepts.

Tariff Context Rich Problem part of Examples

This context rich problems allows students to apply concepts such as efficiency and surplus in the context of lowering tariffs.

Movement along vs. shift of demand curve: Water chlorination (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples

This context-rich problem asks students to distinguish between a movement along a demand curve and a shift of a demand curve for a price-inelastic product: water chlorination in Kenya.

Gasoline consumption: incentive effects of taxes vs. standards (Context Rich Problem) part of 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 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 Examples

Students use comparative statics to determine the effects of corn price increases on related markets.

Choosing output quantity under perfect competition (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples

The problem presents students with information about price, average costs and marginal costs for a vegetable farm. To answer the questions, students must apply the P=MC decision rule for perfect competition.

Calculating real home prices using the CPI (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples

Students calculate real home values using nominal values and the Consumer Price Index.

Game Theory Context-Rich Problem part of 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.