The tools of economic reasoning can bring some much-needed critical thinking to the heated political debate over immigration policy.Hot Topic: Ubernomics
In 4 short years, Uber brought down the taxi kings of New York City. Students examine data from medallion sales and ride sharing services, and then identify the incentives and institutions that first closed the taxi market in 1937 and then flooded it with competition in 2011.Hot Topic: It’s All In the Bag!
In the Bag! uses the economic way of thinking to investigate luxury markets, focusing on how firms like Hermès, Ferrari, and many elite universities use market power to restrict quantity supplied and keep prices high.UPDATE – Target: Big Game Hunting
Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the African lion to the Endangered Species List. Should wildlife lovers celebrate or cry?
Review the economic reasoning tools you learned in “Target: Trophy Hunting” to decide whether this latest development truly honors Cecil.
Space is Limited – Don’t Wait!
Economics Online for Teachers, Part 2 (EOFT2)
Teacher Economics – The Federal Reserve (TE-FR)
Course dates: January 12 – March 15, 2016