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10 FRED Activities in 10 Minutes
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Take a 10-minute guided tour of FRED, the St. Louis Fed's free economic data website. Simple step-by-step activities equip users to find and graph economic data, mastering FRED's look and feel. The guide also shows how to customize, save, and share a FRED graph.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Mark Bayles
Date Added:
09/11/2019
2000 Midterm I + Solutions
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Midterm examination for a class at MIT covering game theory and its applications to economics. The one-hour-and-twenty-minute open book examination asks open ended theoretical questions. The exam contains questions and solutions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Economics
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muhamet Yildiz
Date Added:
11/07/2014
AMT overview
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Overview of what the Alternative Minimum Tax is and its purpose. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/25/2012
ARBEITSMÄRKTE (2014)
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Diese Mini Lecture untersucht die Beziehungen von Arbeitsproduktivität und Niedriglohnsektor mit O-Tönen von Christopher Pissarides, Peter Diamond, Robert Solow und James Mirrlees.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Provider Set:
Mini Lectures
Date Added:
04/13/2018
Academic Career Kit | Find and Share Research Data
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The toolkit addresses research data management, a topic that is a burden for many in the research routine. However, there is a lot in it for researchers, if they document, backup, and eventually share their research data. It can get cited and will influence their metrics. Also, many journals and third party funders require the publication of research data – for the sake of transparency, quality control and synergy effects in research. In this toolkit, researchers can find materials and information on managing their own data – but also search portals, in which they can find high quality research data themselves.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Interactive
Module
Author:
EconBiz
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Date Added:
03/31/2021
Academic Career Kit | Metrics and Networking
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Being active in social media, like in Twitter and Blogs, is one way to reach a larger audience and to enhance a researcher’s impact. Other researchers will learn about their findings through these additional channels and in addition the public, policy makers, and the press. The toolkit shows several ways of how to get in touch with other researchers and discuss findings at an early stage in research networks, conferences, and in social media. It presents open tools for co-writing, online meetings, reference- and project management.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Interactive
Module
Author:
EconBiz
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Date Added:
03/31/2021
Academic Career Kit | Publish your Paper
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The aim of this toolkit is to support early career researchers in finding a journal that publishes their paper and optimally promotes the visibility of their research. How can they find a journal with a good journal ranking score that is perceived in the respective research community? How can they find a journal that perfectly matches their topic? Should they consider publishing open access? What are predatory journals and how can they detect them?

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Interactive
Module
Author:
EconBiz
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Date Added:
03/31/2021
The Acceleration of the Great Migration, 1916-17
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Students work in groups to examine excerpts from primary source documents. They identify social and economic factors affecting specific categories of people when the Great Migration accelerated in 1916 to 1917: black migrant workers from the South, southern planters, southern small-farm farmers, northern industrialists, agents, and white immigrant workers in the North. Each student group creates a "perspectives page" to post for a gallery walk where students analyze the causes of the Great Migration and the changes it brought to both the North and South. Students also discuss the specific economic factors that influenced the Great Migration: scarcity, supply, demand, surplus, shortage, and opportunity cost. Using the PACED decisionmaking model, they analyze the alternatives and criteria of potential migrants.

Subject:
U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Eva Johnston
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Accounting profit vs economic profit
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A rational agent considers both accounting profit and economic profit. In this video, see an example highlighting the difference between accounting profit and economic profit from a business and a discussion of explicit and implicit costs of operating a business.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Acid Test Video: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
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This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. A related curriculum kit is available at: http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/acidification/files/labkit.pdf

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Economics
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Author:
Natural Resources Defense Council - written by Daniel Hinerfeld
Date Added:
09/17/2009
Actual option quotes
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In this video we use some examples of actual option quotes to better understand options as a financial derivative. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/25/2012
Adding demand curves
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In this video we explore how to derive the demand for a factor of production based on how productive that factor is and how much additional revenue that factor brings in. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Adjustable rate mortgages ARMs
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Explore the mechanics of adjustable rate mortgages (ARM) in this video, including how they work and in what situation an ARM might be advantageous and when it might work against you.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Advanced Energy Policy
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Energy policy is typically evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary. We can look to historical policies to understand how we've inherited the policies governing our energy use today. But looking backward only tells us part of the story. In the face of climate change, we need to look ahead and instead envision a more revolutionary change to our energy systems and the policies that govern them. This class takes you on that journey to energy policies past, present, and future. We look at the political realities of addressing climate change at various scales of governance and work together to craft our own ideal scenarios of what a responsible energy future will be.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Environmental Studies
English Language Arts
U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Advertising: Dollars and Decisions
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Consumers see or hear thousands of advertisements each day. The April 2017 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance reviews advertising history and strategies ads use to create demand and influence consumer tastes and preferences.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Jeannette Bennett
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Model
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Short explanation with graphical quiz to check understanding, on the changes in aggregate demand, short run aggregate supply and long run aggregate supply and the things that can change them.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Denis Kaufman
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Aggregate demand
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We've learned about demand for a good or service, but aggregate demand is different: its the demand for everything bought in an economy. In this video, we discuss how aggregate demand (AD) is different from demand and why aggregate demand is downward sloping. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Airplane Production: A Law of Diminishing Marginal Product Exercise
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Classroom experiment illustrating the law of diminishing marginal productivity through the production of paper airplanes.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Tisha Emerson
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
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In the story, Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander receives a dollar from his grandparents that he plans to save, but he spends it all, a little at a time. In this lesson, students count by twos to fill a container with 100 pennies. They are asked whether 100 pennies is the same amount of money as one dollar. They listen to the story and as Alexander spends his money, students come up and remove the correct number of pennies from a container. At the end of the story, students are again asked if 100 pennies is the same amount of money as one dollar. Students discuss the choices that Alexander made and give advice on how he could save his money to reach his goal of buying a walkie-talkie.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Mary C. Suiter
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The Amazing $2,000 Pizza - Continuing Feducation Video Series, Episode 3
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Episode 3 of the Continuing Feducation Video Series, The Amazing $2,000 Pizza, emphasizes the importance of using credit cards responsibly.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Videos
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The American Housing Finance System
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The course is intended for people who would like a deeper understanding of the American housing finance system. The focus will be on providing necessary background knowledge rather than on evaluating specific policy proposals.  Near the end of the course, participants will be encouraged to bring up policy issues and to discuss them in light of the information presented.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Arnold Kling
Date Added:
05/18/2017
American call options
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Unlike European option, an American options can be exercised at any point before it expires. In this video we walk through the process of exercising an American call option. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/25/2012
American put options
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Unlike European option, an American options can be exercised at any point before it expires. In this video we walk through the process of exercising an American put option. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/25/2012
Analyzing the Elements of Real GDP in FRED Using Stacking
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This online activity shows how to use FRED, the Federal Reserve's free online economic data website, to analyze changes in real gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP makeup over time. Following simple instructions, you will locate spending data for the individual components of real GDP, and then combine them into a highly informative area graph. You will also use FRED's ability to stack data and see how trade—imports and exports—contributes to GDP. The resulting customized graph will let you see how economic output varies from year to year.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Mark Bayles
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course
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Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Steven Greenlaw
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Annual percentage rate (APR) and effective APR
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The annual percentage rate (APR) that you are charged on a loan may not be the amount of interest you actually pay. The amount of interest you effectively pay is greater the more frequently the interest is compounded. In this video, we calculate the effective APR based on compounding the APR daily. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/25/2012