Updating search results...

Search Resources

23 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Prices
EconGuy Videos: Complements & Substitutes
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/14/2014
EconGuy Videos: Immigrants and Jobs
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Saint Michael's College
Provider Set:
EconGuy Videos
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/29/2013
EconGuy Videos: Price Controls
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Patrick Walsh
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/14/2014
EconGuy Videos: Price Gouging
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Patrick Walsh
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/14/2014
Economics Made Easy: Curricular Resources for Economics Courses
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Looking for engaging content for your economics courses? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this collection of educational resources to help economics professors enrich their curriculum. Find videos, interactive games, reading lists, and more on everything from opportunity costs to trade policy. This collection is updated frequently with new content, so watch this space!

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Institute for Humane Studies
Date Added:
04/13/2018
Higher Gasoline Prices: Temporary or Time to Buy a Hybrid?
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Date Added:
10/09/2014
How Much Does This Cost?, Novice Mid, Japanese 101, ONLINE
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Proficiency LevelNovice LowNCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can ask and answer questions about what something is.I can ask and answer questions about the price of one object among a group of items.I can describe the location of an object to help someone understand the item I’m talking about.

Subject:
Languages
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Blake Simmerman
Camille Daw
Amber Hoye
Date Added:
11/10/2020
Lifetime Inflation Activity
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

This online activity shows how to use FRED, the Federal Reserve's free economic data website, to measure changes in the cost of living in your lifetime. Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects data on prices consumers pay for tens of thousands of goods and services, everything from software to car insurance. Using rigorous statistical methods, the BLS transforms this mountain of price data into the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI is a numerical index that measures inflation by tracking monthly changes in prices urban dwellers pay for a diverse market basket of thousands of goods and services. Following simple instructions, you will locate the overall level of U.S. consumer prices as it existed on your birth date. You will then compare that level with the level today to see how prices have inflated during your lifetime. FRED's ability to create a graph with a custom index scale will allow you to visualize the rise in prices over your lifetime.

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
Making Sense of the Ups and Downs of Prices
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Erin A. Yetter
Date Added:
10/09/2014
Market Basket
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Jeannette Bennett
Date Added:
10/06/2014
Market Equilibrium
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Podcasts
Date Added:
10/08/2014
Math, Grade 6, Rate
Rating
0.0 stars

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.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Pearson
Math, Grade 6, Rate, Exploring Rate In The Context Of Music
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating
0.0 stars

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

Subject:
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
09/21/2015
Math, Grade 6, Rate, Exploring Rate In The Context Of Shopping
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating
0.0 stars

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 ConceptsA 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 ObjectivesInvestigate 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.

Subject:
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
09/21/2015
Price Signals
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

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?

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Podcasts
Date Added:
10/08/2014
Prices: The Marketplace' Communication System
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

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:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Date Added:
10/09/2014
Profit, Loss, and Discovery: A Lecture
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lecture, Professor Howie Baetjer of Towson University explains how the market process generates improvements in the human condition, highlighting how profit and loss serve to help people channel their activities in creative and socially useful directions.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Howie Baetjer
Date Added:
10/31/2017
S1 E7: TIL about carbon pricing
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

What exactly is a carbon price, and how does it work? What would it look like and how would it change everyday life? In this episode of TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate), MIT economics professor Christopher Knittel joins host Laur Hesse Fisher to break down the complexities of carbon pricing. Together, they explain different types of programs, give us a sense of how much it would cost, and explore how countries and U.S. states are experimenting with carbon pricing now.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
TILclimate Educator Hub
Date Added:
06/22/2022