LATEST RESOURCE:

New Interactive Practice: Shifts in Both Supply and Demand Curves

Our most difficult supply and demand interactive yet! Students have to determine if the supply curve, the demand curve, or both have shifted. Then they have to identify whether quantity and price has gone up, down, or is indeterminate. 

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LATEST NEWS:

Josh Angrist Wins the Nobel Prize!

Want to learn econometrics from a Nobel Prize winner? Check out his Mastering Econometrics course. 

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NEW RESOURCE:

Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium Assessment Questions

Looking for assessment questions on supply, demand, and equilibrium? Check out these free questions (multiple choice, T/F, and essay prompts). 

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LATEST VIDEO:

Introduction to Differences-in-Differences

MIT's Josh Angrist introduces differences-in-differences with one of the worst economic events in history: the Great Depression.

What happened during a banking panic when one half of Mississippi had tight money while the other half had easy money?

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Are you a professor or high school educator teaching micro, macro, or intro to econ this fall semester?

Check out EconInbox, our weekly email chock full of news articles, videos, and more. We pair them with classroom activities and send them in sync with your syllabus.

 

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NEW VIDEO:

Introduction to Instrumental Variables

MIT's Josh Angrist introduces one of econometrics most powerful tools: instrumental variables.

Instrumental variables (IV, for those in the know), allow masters of econometrics to draw convincing causal conclusions when a treatment of interest is incompletely or imperfectly randomized.

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NEW CURRICULUM:

New GDP Unit Plan!

Teach high school econ? This four-day unit builds mastery of how GDP is calculated and why it's a vital measure of economic health. It's chock full of engaging videos and interactive exercises to keep students engaged and learning. 

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NEW RESOURCE:

New Interactive Practice: What's Included in GDP?

Is a Netflix subscription counted towards GDP? Have your students practice with real-world examples and rapid feedback to build mastery.

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NEW VIDEO:

If I Master Econometrics,
What Jobs Can I Get?

In this video, MIT professor Josh Angrist describes the opportunities awaiting empirically-minded economics majors, including new careers in high tech firms such as Amazon and Uber.

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NEW RESOURCE:

New Interactive Practice: Shifts in Supply or Demand

Have your students test their knowledge on whether an event causes a shift in the demand curve or a shift in the supply curve. Perfect to use when you’re teaching equilibrium or just having your students review old concepts.

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NEW RESOURCE:

New Interactive Practice: Change in Supply vs. Change in Quantity Supplied

Have your students test their knowledge of the difference between a change in supply and a change in quantity supplied. Perfect to use when you’re teaching supply or just having your students review old concepts.

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NEW RELEASE:

New Supply, Demand, & Equilibrium
Unit Plan!

Teach high school econ? Learn more about our new five-day unit that will engage students with a variety of videos, games, and interactive exercises.

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NEW VIDEO:

Change in Demand vs. Change in Quantity
Demanded

This quick video is perfect for confused students seeking a simple and clear explanation.

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NEW VIDEO:

Claudia Goldin

Meet Claudia Goldin, part economic historian and part labor economist (and full-time dog lover). She has been a true pioneer in the study of women's role in the U.S. economy, but her contributions to economics extend far beyond this research. Learn about her inspiring life and discoveries from her former students, current colleagues, and of course, from Claudia Goldin herself.

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NEW VIDEO:

How to Read Economics Research Papers: Randomized Trials

Confused by economics papers? Josh Angrist's new video provides a step-by-step guide to understanding the tables seen in randomized trials research. It’s the first in a series of videos that demystifies the tables, charts, and graphs in academic research. 

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NEW VIDEO:

Christina Romer

Christina Romer chaired the Council of Economic Advisors during the Great Recession. Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen and an all-star lineup of professors from Berkeley, MIT, and Harvard explain how Romer's expertise on the Great Depression helped guide our policy response during a crisis.

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NEW VIDEO:

Externalities and Incentives:
The Economics of COVID

How can understanding externalities and incentives help us better respond to COVID-19?

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NEW VIDEO:

The Economics of Wine

What does an economist know about wine? Princeton’s Orley Ashenfelter explains how he used economic principles and regression analysis to predict wine quality (and score great deals!). 

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NEW RELEASE:

Law of Demand Lesson Plan

This high school lesson introduces the Law of Demand using a fun, real-world bellringer and then follows that with a video and interactive assignment to teach the relationship between price, quantity demanded, and substitutes. Delivered via Google Docs.

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NEW VIDEO:

The Surprising Effect of Mammogram Recommendations

In this latest Economists in the Wild episode, coauthors Amy Finkelstein, Abigail Ostriker, and Tamar Oostrom share their research on who responds to mammogram recommendations at age 40.

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NEW VIDEO:

Demonetization: When 86% of India’s Currency Disappeared

In this latest Economists in the Wild episode, Harvard’s Gabriel Chodorow-Reich shares his research on the economic fallout of demonetization in India.

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NEW VIDEO:

What's the Difference between Econometrics and Data Science?

In this latest Mastering Econometrics Q&A, MIT’s Josh Angrist explains the difference between econometrics and data science.

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NEW VIDEO:

Everyday Economics:
The Hidden Cost of Pollution

Everyone knows that pollution is bad. But new economics research now shows it’s even worse than we thought—pollution is making us sick and stupid!

Professor Alex Tabarrok overviews recent research that examines how pollution negatively affects employment, IQ, productivity, and health.

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NEW VIDEO:

Mastering Econometrics: Randomized Trials

MIT’s Josh Angrist introduces us to our most powerful weapon: randomized trials!

Randomized trials are key to the race for COVID vaccines, so it’s a good time to learn how our most powerful ’metrics tool works and why it’s so important.

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NEW ASSIGNMENT:

The Economics of Ideas: COVID-19 Vaccine?

During a pandemic, we need new treatments — and fast. Economists often say, “incentives matter”, and that’s true, even in a pandemic.

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NEW VIDEO:

Women in Economics: Janet Yellen

In this video, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and UC Berkeley's Christina Romer present Janet Yellen's life and her contributions to policy and academia. Yellen is best known for being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve in its over 100 year history, but she is also a renowned economist, making significant contributions to several different economic fields.

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