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Fair division in upgrading internet service.
Michael Levine, San Bernardino Valley College
In this exercise students will consider two roommates who have the opportunity to purchase a shared (public) good, upgraded internet speed. Students will discuss the appropriate division of the cost of the good. In ...

Economics Topics: Additional Topics:Other, Microeconomic Topics:Public goods, Game theory

Technology and Economic Growth in the 21st Century
Michael Levine, San Bernardino Valley College
In this activity, students consider the role technology plays in raising productivity and thereby spurring economic growth. They will consider some landmark inventions of the 21st century, and discuss whether they ...

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Economic growth

Supply and demand shifters using local examples
Michael Levine, San Bernardino Valley College
This activity asks students to consider some common shifters of demand and supply and rank them based on what the think would have the greatest impact in the market. I specify local markets and a local branch of a ...

Economics Topics: Microeconomic Topics:Competitive markets

Does perfect competition exist?
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 ...

Economics Topics: Microeconomic Topics:Differentiated products, Monopoly and other market structures

Paradox of Voting
Tanya Downing, Cuesta College
This exercise introduces students to the concept of public choice theory and issues of majority voting. Individuals and teams rank five different choices regarding government spending and taxation, then vote on ...

Economics Topics: Microeconomic Topics:Taxes, Public goods

A Mall Divided: Who wins and loses with increases in the minimum wage.
Michael Levine, San Bernardino Valley College
How are different stakeholders impacted by minimum wage changes? This activity instructs students to analyze as unique minimum wage situation to consider the impact on various stakeholders.

Economics Topics: Additional Topics:Other, Microeconomic Topics:Labor markets

Tax Incidence and elasticity
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 ...

Economics Topics: Microeconomic Topics:Taxes

Unemployment and Health Insurance Coverage
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Students will search for data on unemployment and health insurance coverage, mapping them and underscoring the reasons for reductions in health insurance coverage when unemployment increases.

Economics Topics: Additional Topics:Health economics

Fertility Rate and Constant GDP per capita
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Students will search for data on fertility rate and constant GDP per capita, mapping them and underscoring the reasons for lower fertility rates in richer countries.

Economics Topics: Macroeconomic Topics:Economic growth

Life Expectancy at Birth and Net Migration
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Students will search for data on life expectancy at birth and net migration, mapping them and underscoring the reasons for international migration.

Economics Topics: Additional Topics:Immigration