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This brief tutorial provides a general history of economics, describing the work of Adam Smith, Ricardo, Malthus, Karl... see more

This is a tutorial that uses a practical example (Bob, who is going off to college and has to buy all of his clothes... see more

'As you may have learned, economics is all about making wise choices as citizens, workers, and consumers. The Econ Ed... see more

'As you may have learned, economics is all about making wise choices as citizens, workers, and consumers.  The Econ Ed... see more

This is a short tutorial on equilibrium. The site provides graphics demonstrating the impacts of shifts in both aggregate... see more

This short interactive essay explores how demand curves and maximization of expected utility relate, by deriving a demand... see more

Marketplace, a daily economics news program heard on National Public Radio, featured a story on January 8, 2002, titled... see more

This lesson complements an NPR Marketplace segment exploring the effects of the rising costs of insurance for... see more

This is an interactive exercise in which students learn how to construct a graph, as well as the components of a graph.

This lesson explores the costs and benefits associated with voting in national elections. Specifically, the concepts of... see more

This is an interactive tutorial about risk. Information about risk is provided, examples are given, and then students are... see more

This is an interactive tutorial intended to demonstrate risk aversion. Students are provided with a number of different... see more

In this lesson plan, students review the health systems of United States and Canada. They will identify the positive... see more

This case is based on the day the Federal Open Market Committee decided to raise its target for the federal funds rate by... see more

This lesson examines the current state of drought in the United States and the economic impact of drought on local... see more

In this lesson plan, students will learn to Identify the tools of fiscal and monetary policy; Explain how economic... see more

Students look at definitions for the three categories of federal spending and using the internet locate examples of each.... see more

This lesson introduces regulation and information as two tools used by government to promote fair competition and... see more

In this lesson, students will examine different methods for allocating resources, taking note of the cost and benefits... see more

In this lesson plan, students learn about the differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies and are able... see more

In this lesson students learn about supply and demand and how changes in supply affect price and quantity of goods... see more

This is one of the free lessons from AmosWeb that demonstrate how their courses work. Market demand contains information... see more

Students learn about the money supply and that it can affect the value of money. Students investigate this in the 1896... see more

This is an interactive tutorial on Net Present Value and Irregular Rate of Return. Students are provided information and... see more