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In the Chips - A Market in Computer Chips

In the Chips - A Market in Computer Chips

This simulation concerns the interaction of markets and addresses the topics of: Supply, Demand, Market Clearing Price, and Competition. The exercise uses cards to simulate a market for computer chips. Students, acting as buyers and sellers, experience the competitive nature of markets. Complete instructions are provided on how to proceed with the exercise as well as examples of the cards and the score sheet. Debriefing questions and optional extensions are also provided.


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