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In the second episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education ...

In the second episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education specialist Scott Wolla explains the concept of demand. Viewers will learn how a change in the price of a good affect the quantity of the good consumers will buy and how changes in market conditions affect the demand for a good.

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Economics
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Author:
Scott Wolla
Don't Blame it All On the War!
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Poster showing a mule "Industry" upsetting a cart as it is bothered ...

Poster showing a mule "Industry" upsetting a cart as it is bothered by flies "Unjust taxation," "Agitation," Waste," "Strife," and "Unfair laws." Title continues: As a consumer has it ever occurred to you there is a close relationship between your pocketbook (household expenses) and industrial conditions? You complain of high prices but have you ever done anything to discourage such price-boosting factors as burdensome laws which impose unnecessary taxes on legitimate American industry and constant waste promoted by destructive agitators? Help to keep prices down by chasing the flies away from industry. Issued by the National Industrial Conservation Movement, 30 Church Street, New York City. Copies supplied on request. No. E-10.

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U.S. History
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Don't Blame it All On the War!
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Poster showing scales, with "Cost of Production" outweighing "Price to Consumer." Title ...

Poster showing scales, with "Cost of Production" outweighing "Price to Consumer." Title continues: Do you know that the price of many articles you buy is materially increased by laws which add to production costs, imposing unnecessary or excessive taxation and fomenting discord instead of promoting good will between wage-earners and wage-payers? You complain of high prices, but have you ever done anything to discourage these price-boosting factors? Don't kick at the price kick at the reasons! Issued by the National Industrial Conservation Movement, 30 Church Street, New York City. Copies supplied on request. No. E-2.

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U.S. History
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Library of Congress
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EconGuy Videos: Complements & Substitutes
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Two things we'd all like to see less of: climate change, and ...

Two things we'd all like to see less of: climate change, and mass shootings. The direct way to address these would be to make fossil fuels more expensive, and restrict access to guns. But politically, neither of those policies will happen anytime soon. Fortunately, economists have another approach: change the prices of *related* goods. See how lowering the price of solar panels can change the use of coal, and how raising the price of bullets can reduce shootings.

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Economics
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Patrick Walsh
EconGuy Videos: Immigrants and Jobs
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Many people think that immigrants take jobs from Americans. But is that ...

Many people think that immigrants take jobs from Americans. But is that true? Turns out there isn't a fixed number of jobs to be fought over by Americans and immigrants. Immigrants actually end up creating more jobs for Americans - find out how.

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Economics
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Saint Michael's College
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Patrick Walsh
EconGuy Videos: Price Controls
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Many people think that using laws to reduce prices will make things ...

Many people think that using laws to reduce prices will make things easier to buy. Economists know that the opposite will happen: putting price controls on a good makes it harder to obtain. This video looks at examples, from Venezuela to apartments in the U.S.

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Economics
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Patrick Walsh
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Patrick Walsh
EconGuy Videos: Price Gouging
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When sellers raise prices in response to crises, mere mortals call it ...

When sellers raise prices in response to crises, mere mortals call it "price gouging". Economists call it "arbitrage". Buying low and selling high explains how goods move around in the economy. And preventing prices and arbitrage from working is what caused gasoline shortages after hurricane Sandy.

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Economics
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Video Lectures
Provider:
Patrick Walsh
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Individual Authors
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Patrick Walsh
Equilibrium
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In the third episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education ...

In the third episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education specialist Scott Wolla explains the concept of equilibrium. Viewers will get a refresher on the laws of supply and demand before they learn about market equilibrium – the point at which there is no shortage or surplus of a good or service.

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Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Author:
Scott Wolla
Higher Gasoline Prices: Temporary or Time to Buy a Hybrid?
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Drivers may wonder whether the most recent spike in gasoline prices is ...

Drivers may wonder whether the most recent spike in gasoline prices is temporary or will be longer lasting. Will prices eventually decline—maybe even to below $3 per gallon? Or is it time for drivers to alter their driving habits, maybe by buying a hybrid car? Be sure to read the September 2012 issue for a discussion of factors that might influence that decision.

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Economics
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Page One Economics Classroom Edition
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Listening, speaking, vocabulary: Guten Tag. Darf ash sein?
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You learn how to order vegetables in a shop and ask how ...

You learn how to order vegetables in a shop and ask how much they cost. You practice your vocabulary for the names of food products, prices and quantities.

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KlasCement
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KlasCement
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Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Making Sense of the Ups and Downs of Prices
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Have you ever heard someone say “Back in my day, a gallon ...

Have you ever heard someone say “Back in my day, a gallon of gas cost a quarter!” Comparing today’s prices with prices “back in the day” can be misleading. Both inflation and deflation between then and now have to be taken into account. Read the August 2013 issue to learn more about the effects of inflation on prices.

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Economics
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Page One Economics Classroom Edition
Author:
Erin A. Yetter
Market Basket
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Students will compare the price of goods from one time period to ...

Students will compare the price of goods from one time period to another and through discussion and role play interpret the effects of inflation on consumers. They will categorize goods and services according to the eight major groups of the consumer price index and be able to determine the difference between the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the core CPI.

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Finance
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Jeannette Bennett
Market Equilibrium
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The eighth episode of our podcast series answers a crucial economic question: ...

The eighth episode of our podcast series answers a crucial economic question: Where do prices come from? Listeners discover that supply and demand work together like the two blades of a scissors to determine the market equilibrium – and the prices of the things you buy.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Math, Grade 6, Unit 6
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Rate Type of Unit: Concept Prior Knowledge Students should be able to: ...

Rate

Type of Unit: Concept

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to:

Solve problems involving all four operations with rational numbers.
Understand quantity as a number used with a unit of measurement.
Solve problems involving quantities such as distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, and with the units of measurement for these quantities.
Understand that a ratio is a comparison of two quantities.
Write ratios for problem situations.
Make and interpret tables, graphs, and diagrams.
Write and solve equations to represent problem situations.

Lesson Flow

In this unit, students will explore the concept of rate in a variety of contexts: beats per minute, unit prices, fuel efficiency of a car, population density, speed, and conversion factors. Students will write and refine their own definition for rate and then use it to recognize rates in different situations. Students will learn that every rate is paired with an inverse rate that is a measure of the same relationship. Students will figure out the logic of how units are used with rates. Then students will represent quantitative relationships involving rates, using tables, graphs, double number lines, and formulas, and they will see how to create one such representation when given another.

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Mathematics
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Algebra
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Pearson
Math, Grade 6, Unit 6, Lesson 1
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In this lesson, students are introduced to rate in the context of ...

In this lesson, students are introduced to rate in the context of music. They will explore beats per minute and compare rates using mathematical representations including graphs and double number lines.

Key Concepts

Beats per minute is a rate. Musicians often count the number of beats per measure to determine the tempo of a song. A fast tempo produces music that seems to be racing, whereas a slow tempo results in music that is more relaxing. When graphed, sets with more beats per minute have smaller intervals on the double number line and steeper lines on the graph.

Goals and Learning Objectives

Investigate rate in music.
Find beats per minute by counting beats in music.
Represent beats per minute on a double number line and a graph.

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Numbers and Operations
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Provider:
Pearson
Math, Grade 6, Unit 6, Lesson 2
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In this lesson, students explore rate in the context of grocery shopping. ...

In this lesson, students explore rate in the context of grocery shopping. Students use the unit price, or price per egg, to find the price of any number of eggs.

Key Concepts

A unit price is a rate. The unit price tells the price of one unit of something (for example, one pound of cheese, one quart of milk, one box of paper clips, one package of cereal, and so on).

The unit price can be found by dividing the price in dollars by the number of units.

The unit price can be used to find the price of any quantity of something by multiplying the unit price by the quantity.

Goals and Learning Objectives

Investigate rate as a unit price.
Find a unit price by dividing the price in dollars by the number of units.
Find the price of any quantity of something by multiplying that quantity by the unit price.

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Numbers and Operations
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
Pearson
Price Signals
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Prices send signals and provide incentives for buyers and sellers in ways ...

Prices send signals and provide incentives for buyers and sellers in ways you possibly never thought about. In a market economy, price signals prevent massive shortages and ensure that consumer wants are largely satisfied. In this podcast, hear how price signals from gas prices influence decision-making for both a father of three and a production supervisor for an oil refinery. Do you see price signals influencing decisions in your life?

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Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Prices: The Marketplace’s Communication System
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Remember when airlines started charging for checked bags? What happened to the ...

Remember when airlines started charging for checked bags? What happened to the number of checked bags after this added charge? And what happened to the availability of in-cabin storage space on planes? The April 2013 issue answers these questions and discusses the pivotal role price plays in a market economy.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics Classroom Edition
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Public Finance
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Public Finance rests at the intersection of two disciplines: Public Economics and ...

Public Finance rests at the intersection of two disciplines: Public Economics and Public Choice. Public Economics deals with issues of social optimality: how much of a good (or bad) does a society desire (or tolerate), and how do we incentivize producers and consumers to attain that amount? Public economics concerns itself with externalities, which are costs that are borne by persons not involved in a market transaction. There are both positive and negative externalities; public economists want to know how we get more of the good and less of the bad. Public choice is the field of economics that looks into the behavior of voters, politicians, and bureaucrats and studies how they choose given different policy institutions. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Define public finance terms such as 'public good,' 'free-rider,' 'median voter theorem,' 'externality,' 'pigouvian taxes,' and 'Lindahl tax.' Where appropriate, students will be able to include a graphical representation of these concepts in their definition of these terms; Give examples of different types of taxation; Identify the costs to society related to the imposition of a tax; Understand some simple economic models related to public finance, including the Consumer and Producer Surplus models and the Keynesian aggregate demand model; Graphically describe the effects of taxation on labor supply decisions, at both the individual (micro) and national (macro) levels; Explain the political economy aspects of public finance, particularly as they relate to rent seeking and lobbying, as well as the strategies that can be taken to combat rent-seeking behaviors, as well as other more general government failures; Describe the US taxation and budgeting system and list the most important areas of spending; Discuss current controversies related to taxation and government spending. (Economics 305)

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Finance
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation