This course covers the essential principles and tools of Managerial Economics, the application of microeconomics to management decisions. Students who master this material will be better prepared for leadership positions in business, not-for-profit, and government entities.
The "1OO-Year Flood"
This site describes how and when 100-year floods occur. It states that flood designations are based on statistical averages, not on the number of years between big floods. It also suggests that it would make more sense to refer to 100-year floods as 1-in-100 chance floods. This resource is a United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fact Sheet. It can be used in teaching quantitative skills.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
Information Economics, Winter 2007
This course is a half-semester module, Information Economics. In the second half-semester I teach a companion module, Incentive-Centered Design: Contracting and Signaling. My goal is to give you a strong grounding in the economics of information goods and services. We will analyze strategic issues faced by for-profit and not-for-port organizations: pricing, bundling, versioning, network externalities and rights management. My teaching objectives are: To provide you with a framework for understan
Trade Rule Game
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Bertil Ohlin, awarded the Prize in Economics in 1977, showed that countries engage in and benefit from trade if their production resources differ from each other. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred ...
Introduction to Economic Analysis
This book presents standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that, in the authors' view, ought to be standard but is not. Introductory economics material is integrated. Standard mathematical tools, including calculus, are used throughout. The book easily serves as an intermediate microeconomics text, and can be used for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics. Podcast also available
Principles of Microeconomics
The authors teach economics as the study of “choice “ by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. This text combines the clarity and writing of Tregarthen's seminal periodical "The Margin" with great teaching insights.Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this new book, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights.Th
Quantitative Data Analysis
Students will analyze quantitative data and interpret the results, learning about the relevance of education and family type to earnings, how it has changed over time and the relevance of race in understanding these relationships.
Basic circular flow model
This is a computerized lecture about the circular flow model of economics. The video is semi-amateur and does a good job of explaining the model. Run time 4:20
Economic Dilemmas and Solutions
Steven Page is a 12th–grade economics teacher at Vivian Gaither Senior High School in Tampa, Florida. In this lesson, students review and interpret the government’s role in the economy. Working in groups, students examine economic dilemmas, including the implications of human cloning, year–round schooling, and drug legalization. Students then reach consensus on a "proper" economic decision and present their findings in the form of a skit, followed by a group discussion.
Money and Inflation
Modern economics is a subject that today's students must understand in order to protect their tomorrows. Inflation, the creation of money, and the regulation of the economy are explained. Gold, bonds, savings accounts, unemployment, and spending is discussed.
Helping to Spread Prosperity to the "Other Maines"
David Vail, Bowdoin’s Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics. Discusses past efforts – and promising new ones – to stimulate rural economic development in Maine’s “rim counties,” which face chronic economic and social distress. He is joined by Lauren Withey ’06, who discusses her field research in Maine’s Katahdin region, which has been affected by the declining paper industry.
Self-efficacy in the primary classroom: An investigation into the relationship with performance
This paper explores the relationship between primary pupils’ self efficacy and their performance in science. Using basic techniques adapted from research in the USA, it reports a small scale quantitative study of fifty-two pupils in two parallel classes in an English primary school.
Economics correspondent, Paul Solmon, reports from China.It shows how the Chinese are now becoming more capitalistic and their economy is growing at an alarming rate. Schools, manufacturing, business...all becoming a leader in the world economy.
Basic concepts of economics: Foundation of Survival
Economics is defined in this video clip.
It's noted that many of the world's problems have an economic component. A very short video done professionally.
Basic concepts of economics: Average and median
This professionally-produced video uses good examples to define the difference between median and average in terms of economics.
Economics Lesson Cosby Style
In this 1980's segment from "The Cosby Show" Cliff tries to teach Theo about personal economics (income and expenses). Cliff uses Monopoly money and a touch of humor to help motivate Theo to work hard in school. Run time 04:27.
Basic Economics (pt. 5)
This series of lectures attempts to describe the basics of economics. This lecture concerns money.
Presents quantitative approaches to theory construction in the context of multiple response variables, with models for both continuous and categorical data. Topics include the statistical basis for causal inference; principles of path analysis; linear structural equation analysis incorporating measurement models; latent class regression; and analysis of panel data with observed and latent variable models. Draws examples from the social sciences, including the status attainment approach to interg
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse