Economic Examples

Initial Publication Date: September 22, 2011

Economic examples can be categorized along the lines of faculty/student time investment, types of classroom setting, and content.

Faculty/student time investment:

  • Basic (simple, informal, less than 15 minutes, in-class)
  • Intermediate (one to two meeting sessions, more formal, in or out of class)
  • Advance (complex, formal, across multiple class periods, in and out of class)

Classroom settings:

  • Recitation and laboratory sections
  • Small enrollment classes
  • Large enrollment classes
  • Online classes


  • Principles
  • Fields/Upper division classes

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