Subjects in Principles of Microeconomics

Maurice Starkey

This is a set of hyperlinked mindmaps, including textual notes, images and hyperlinks, starting with Economic Environment of business. Reading the files requires the free MindManager viewer software, which is available for a variety of platforms. Previews of a couple of mind maps are available as PDFs, with reduced functionality.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials, Online Text and Notes
Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, under a CC-BY licence, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts. It is based on other free resources including Khan Academy videos and the free textbook "Principles of Microeconomics" by Rittenberg and Tregarthen. The material is arranged into seven units: "Introduction to Economics: What Is It?", "Supply and Demand", "Markets and Individual Maximizing Behavior", "The Consumer", "The Producer", "Market Structure: Competitive and Non-competitive Markets", and"Resource Markets".

Principles of Microeconomics, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes
Department of Economics, University of South Africa

Hundreds of videos (mostly in English, but some in Afrikaans) on economic principles. Some are in chalk-and-talk format, while others use narrated animation. They are organised by topic into playlists. The most popular videos are the Keynesian multiplier, the IS-LM model, and absolute and comparative advantage.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Timothy Taylor, Macalester College; Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington; and others

This textbook is both freely available and extensively peer-reviewed. With 22 chapters, it aims to cover a one-semester course. It claims "a balanced approach to economics and to the theory and application of economics concepts." Though officially published in March 2014, it has had updates to reflect current events. Its US origin is reflected in the choice of examples. It can be freely downloaded or viewed in a variety of formats, and an interactive version is available through the Apple iBookstore. A test bank, set of PowerPoint slides, and solutions booklet are available to lecturers on request.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Office for National Statistics

A four-minute summary of wealth inequality in Great Britain, looking at the North/South divide, and showing some comparisons of the wealth of the wealthiest 10% against the bottom 50%.

Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Office for National Statistics

Short video summary of what unit labour costs are and how they are calculated, using narrated animation. "Next it looks at how unit labour costs have changed since the onset of the 2008/09 recession and what drivers have caused the changes. Lastly it looks at sectional unit labour costs across both the production and service sectors and how they have changed since the start of the recession".

Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment
Office for National Statistics

This is an archive of over 100 graphics constructed by the ONS, free to use under the Open Government Licence. Each focuses on making a few headline statistics or trends visible and colourful. Economic themes include the economic health of regions of the UK; trade statistics; the labour market; taxation; benefits; house prices. Social trends are also addressed by some of the graphics.

While most are drawn from data for a recent year, a few give a very long-term view, for example "170 years of industrial change across England and Wales" and "A Century of Home Ownership and Renting in England and Wales"; 

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Consumption and Households, Lecture Slides, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment, Regional and Urban Economics
Martin Poulter, Economics Network

This tutorial connects utility maximisation and demand curves by illustrating the derivation of an individual demand curve. The interactive aspects are exercises in which the reader has to maximise utility by choosing a number of items to purchase. There are links to related online texts and exercises. This has been created by a non-economist to illustrate the potential of JavaScript for online learning.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Living Economics

Nearly two hundred terms are given short, one-line defintions, with links to graphs or articles for further explanation.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Glossaries of Economic Terms
K. K. Fung, University of Memphis

About two dozen short animated lectures and online slide shows for micro and macroeconomics. The slides are in a Flash format which does not allow editing, but allows readers to step through and recap. They use animation to build up graphs and show their interrelation.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Video and Audio Lectures
Boundless.com

An open online textbook, divided into 38 chapters, drawn from various open educational sources including MIT Open CouseWare and Wikipedia, and curated by "subject matter experts, like professors, PhDs and Master’s students." One section deals with controversies in economics (with a US focus), such as "should the Government maintain a balanced budget?" Readers with a free login can highlight parts of the text, add notes, or access quizzes or flashcards. The site's FAQ says that paid-for services will be introduced on top of the free access and tools that are already offered.

Assessment Materials, Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Frank Forsythe, University of Ulster

These are the outputs of a mini-project funded by the Economics Network, in which the first-year students at Ulster were given a minimum of lectures, with most teaching time given to Problem-Based Learning. Seven worksheets for PBL tasks are archived on this page, along with a guide sheet for teaching assistants on how to run a PBL meeting and an advice handout to students on How To Keep a Personal Development Report. The final report from the project is also available. The course was based on the Begg textbook, to which the worksheets refer.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes, Worksheets and Projects
Peter Smith, Southampton University

This video clip is available on YouTube. It was narrated by Peter Smith of Southampton University. Duration is just over six minutes. It look at population growth. Using examples such as Korea, Indonesia and Ghana, he applies microeconomic analysis to see which factors might contribute to high birth rates in certain countries. This is shown in moving graphs.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics
Vindelyn Smith-Hillman, University of Northampton

These three sets of worksheets were produced by an Economics Network mini-project. Each consists of a three documents in .doc format. A four-side student handout includes the case study and questions. The other documents are a sheet of answer guidelines and a four-side teaching guide. The topics are "Supermarkets under scrutiny", "Argos/Littlewoods Price fixing Agreement" and "Football shirts: A case of Unfair Competition" Permission is given for unrestricted educational use and alteration.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes, Worksheets and Projects
Yorum Bauman, University of Washington

This is a 167-page introductory textbook written by a graduate student. It is available as a single PDF file, or by section. A separate maths-heavy version (Quantum Microeconomics with Calculus) is also available.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Larry Arvan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This is a blog, begun in May 2012, in which Prof. Arvan answers questions from students about Microeconomics (Principles or Intermediate). Posts are organised by date and by topic.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Fred Lee, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Tests for Intro to Micro for 1st year students.

Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics, Heterodox Economics
Jonathan Gruber, MIT

A complete online course, adapted from a course delivered on-campus at MIT in the Spring of 2011. It includes a set of lecture videos, assigned readings, problem sets with the solutions explained in videos, and an exam. The course assumes a high-school knowledge of calculus and covers the principles of consumer behaviour, firm behaviour, market structure and policy relevance.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes, Video and Audio Lectures
Center for Economic and Policy Research

10 lectures by US economists downloadable as streamed video or MP3 audio presentations, with accompanying PowerPoint slides and related papers that pursue the issues in more depth. Two lectures are on growth (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot), others on US labour markets (John Schmitt), women in the labour market (Heather Boushey), trade (Mark Weisbrot), intergenerational mobility and life chances (Heather Boushey), the Federal Reserve, asset bubbles and intellectual property (all Dean Baker). The lectures are US-focused and reflect the sometimes market-critical perspective of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, a think-tank founded by Baker and Weisbrot in 1999 with an advisory board including Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Solow (not to be confused with the UK-based Centre for Economic Policy Research).

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Video and Audio Lectures
Carnegie Mellon University

This is an online economics course produced by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides access to online course workbooks used in the full semester course on economics. This open and free version of the online workbooks does not include access to the virtual online experiments, end-of-module graded exams or to the course instructor. There are seven experiments and related workbooks on topics such as, supply and demand, monopoly and cartels and network externalities.

Principles (General), Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes, Worksheets and Projects
Mary McGlasson

This is a collection of short YouTube videos that use narrated drawings and graphs to introduce basic concepts including market structures, comparative advantage and elasticity of demand.

Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Jason G. Welker, Zurich International School

Welker's Wikinomics is a set of online resources for teachers and students of International Baccalaureate Economics. The video resources include around 100 video tutorials of about ten minutes each, uploaded during 2012. They use a narrated-diagram format to explain concepts in basic micro-, macro- and international economics. Each category also has flashcards, a glossary and worksheets.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Glossaries of Economic Terms, Interactive Tutorials, Video and Audio Lectures
Alex Marsh, University of Bristol

Marsh is a Professor of Public Policy. These documents are collections of topical opinion pieces from his blog and can be viewed online or downloaded as PDF. Topics include "Is a little Economics dangerous?", "Economics after the Crash", "Economics and Policy", and "The Problem of Housing Supply." 

Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Online Text and Notes, Heterodox Economics, Political Economy
Dan Whalen, Dorcas International Institute, Providence, RI

Economystified is a blog, updated weekly, which began in December 2010. Each post discusses an economic issue, an economist, or a principle of economic theory, aimed at a lay audience.

Discussion & Opinion, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
FreeVideoLectures

FreeVideoLectures brings together videos of economics courses from Universities such as Yale and Berkeley, as well as online providers like the Khan Academy. They are arranged by topics, including: international economics, trade, game theory, history of economic thought and economic demography. Items are listed by course enabling students to work through a course chronologically.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles (General), Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Various authors

This is a collection of hundreds of diagrams to illustrate economic concepts, each of which is freely reusable for any purpose (subject to attribution of the original author and other licence requirements). They are in image formats that can easily be copied into presentation software. For each kind of graph, there are usually many variations. This is a multilingual, user-driven site, so many of the diagrams are labelled in languages other than English.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Lecture Slides
Libby Rittenberg, Colorado College; Timothy Tregarthen, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

This is a 20-chapter textbook for principles level, which can be read for free online, printed out or bought as a paper book. It can also be customised with the site's "Make It Your Own" feature. An appendix gives a basic introduction to graphs and their use in economics. The site also has many digital supplements that are available to verified educators.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
BookBoon

This set of free downloadable textbooks is aimed at UK economics students. The  title includes introductory topics such as the basics of international economics, the neo-classical growth model, econometrics and micro/macro analysis. Users are required to fill in brief personal details before they can download the PDF files of the full text of the books. They range in size from about 20 pages to 150 pages and the authors appear to be mainly European.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Amos Witztum, London School of Economics and Political Science

Recorded September 2011, this lecture introduces distance learning and covers the motivations for studying a university course in Economics, including what can be learned about the subject from the 2008 financial crisis.

Principles (General), Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
K. K. Fung, University of Memphis

A series of YouTube animated videos explaining basic micro concepts such as prisoner's dilemma, public versus private goods, internal versus external costs, profit maximisation versus efficiency maximisation.

Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Jacob Clifford

Clifford, an Advanced Placement Economics teacher based in California, uses YouTube to share many short videos of him explaining economic concepts, organised into playlists around micro and macro concepts. As of the start of 2012, his economics videos have had more than a million views. They are freely reusable for non-commerical purposes.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Jodi Beggs, Northwestern University

This project includes more than one hundred YouTube videos aimed at introductory university-level economics, with a wide range of durations. Lecturer and columnist Beggs announces new videos and blog posts video through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other platforms.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Roger K. Strickland

The videos on this YouTube channel are extracted from lectures in economics and in Managerial Finance, including some made direct to camera. They are organised into playlists around different themes including "Macroeconomics - basic models" and "Linear Demand Elasticities". The lecturer is based in an unspecified US institution.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Larry Arvan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This channel has more than fifty "Micro-lectures on Microeconomics", using spreadsheets and audio narration to explain topic in a few minutes. The spreadsheets themselves are downloadable from the video descriptions.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Le Monde

Though this YouTube channel of well-produced, narrated illustrations is mostly in French, the linked playlist has several with English text and narration, on topics including "What is Comparative Advantage?", "How can a country go bankrupt?", and "How does bad news affect the economy?" and "What is the Budget Wall?" Content is approved by academic economists as well as by Le Monde.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
British Broadcasting Corporation

This archive of 20+-minute interviews includes some of economists, politicians and academics speaking on economic issues. They include former Chancellor Alastair Darling, Christine Lagarde of the IMF, Richard Thaler, and Statistician Nate Silver.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Video and Audio Lectures
Antony Davies, Duquesne University

An index of YouTube clips, mostly created by the author and colleagues, but with some from media sources. Typically about two minutes, they provide explanations of mainly microeconomic topics.

Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
WinEcon Consortium

WinEcon is an interactive learning software package for economics, business economics, maths for economics and the range of Sloman textbooks designed to support economics courses. The software provides many hours of tutorial material and includes: all the relevant theory, interactive exercises, self-assessment questions, economics databases and an economic glossary. Teachers of economics can integrate WinEcon into their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by creating links from any Web page, Word, Powerpoint or Excel document to specific WinEcon topics. Students working on their own machines can also make full use of these features to link to specific WinEcon screens from their lecturer's Web pages by installing the single user software.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials, Maths for Economists, Lecture Slides, Software
Brian Watson, Plymouth College of Further Education

A number of Excel spreadsheets by Watson are listed on this Biz/ed page (scroll down a bit). They cover topics including demand and supply, elasticity, trade and comparative advantage.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Open University

This is an interactive iterated Prisoner's Dilemma with an uncertain number of moves. It allows the reader to play against a variety of strategies, and comes with a short introduction to set the scene. This requires the Shockwave plug-in.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Biz/ed

This archive uses presents feedback on multi-choice questions on 40 different topics, with varying numbers of questions in each. Many of the questions involve clickable images, with students using mouse clicks to indicate equilibria. Topics include: markets, firms, wages, national income, money, unemployment and inflation, government, and international.

Assessment Materials, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Development Economics, Economic Growth, Environmental and Transport Economics, International Economics, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment, Other topics
Biz/ed

The simulation of managing the cash flow of a company serves as a vehicle for teaching students about the principles of cash flow. It gives students the chance to see if they can manage the cash flow of a company for a year. It is freely available and part of the Biz/ed website.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Guardian

Economics and business dictionary from The Guardian, with bias towards business and finance but covering main economics concepts (e.g. Deflation, Keynesian economics, Retail price index) and institutional terms (e.g. Agenda 21, Federal Reserve Board, Nikkei 225). Basic, single-paragraph definitions.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Glossaries of Economic Terms
Guardian newspaper

This section of the Guardian newspaper gives useful updates on the so-called credit crunch and the current economic situation, mainly in the UK but with some international coverage.  There are analyses of how the problems began, updates, videos and  business podcasts.  It could be useful for engaging undergraduate students or providing case studies for teaching.

Case Studies, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics
Institute for Fiscal Studies

This section of the IFS website contains a good variety of free resources which could be useful for teaching.  There are online journal articles from their own Economic Review, Powerpoint slides of public lectures, quick factsheets and interactive resources, eg. "Income Distribution - where do you fit in?"  Topical areas covered include food prices, taxing the rich, understanding public sector finance and higher education funding.

Case Studies, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides
Richard Young, Wood Green School

Definitions and short explanations of a variety of Market Failure-related terms and principles, including some graphs. This site has been created to support revision of AS-level Economics. This link is to Archive.org's copy of the site.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Richard Young, Wood Green School

Definitions and short explanations of a variety of microeconomic terms and principles, including some graphs. This site has been created to support revision of AS-level Economics. The link is to the Archive.org copy of the site.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Bill Parke, University of North Carolina

Classic economic models is a set of economic models that run through a web browser, some of which are available as free trials. The models are divided into micro and macro models, covering topics such as perfect competition, Keynsian models, price discrimination and utility-based valuation of risk. The models take the form of model link files which can be read by the EconModel plug-in. Access to the non-free models requires an annual subscription, currently 20 USD for a year. Most of the models have exercise sheets in PDF suitable for printing.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials, Software
Carbon Tax Center

The Carbon Tax Center provides an explanation and justification of the carbon tax proposal, which includes useful detail on the general working of Pigovian and 'green' taxes with greenhouse gas emissions as a topical application. The site includes a presentational slide show and short non-technical papers (with supporting links) comparing the tax with market-based (tradable-quota) alternatives, giving evidence for its demand-reducing effects and explaining how its adverse distributional effects could be addressed. Offers subscription to email newsletter.

Principles (General), Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Online Text and Notes
Property and Environment Research Center

Economics and the Environment presents online resources linked to the book of the same title. 'The Problem of the Homeless Salmon', which uses the example of declining fish stocks to probe ideas about common-pool resources, external costs and sustainable depletion, setting out the issues as a detective exercise and ending with multiple-choice questions. Includes the book's Introduction, which outlines market-based solutions to environmental (externality) problems, stressing the importance of property rights and incentives.

Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Online Text and Notes
James Murphy, University of Alaska Anchorage

Collection of resources on using experiments in economics teaching, produced by Jim Murphy of the University of Alaska, Anchorage. It includes "An experiment on enforcement strategies for managing a local environmental resource" and "Materials for a hand-run double auction" produced by Murphy, with links to all the materials needed to run the experiments. Also features links to other classroom experiments from other university teachers.

Principles of Microeconomics, Worksheets and Projects
Theodore Bergstrom, Carnegie Mellon University, John H Miller, Carnegie Mellon University

The apple market is a sample chapter from the textbook Experiments with economic principles by Bergstrom and Miller (1996), published by McGraw Hill. The chapter takes the student through a one-session experiment to illustrate the concept of the market.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Orley M. Amos, Jr. et al., Oklahoma State University

This course on Microeconomics covers individuals, firms, markets, and industries, including the topics of consumer demand, production, cost, market structures, and factor markets. Included are 20 lessons on microeconomic basics, broken up into small chunks of text. The AmosWorld site also includes a glossary and an online testing system, to which this material is linked.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Samuel Baker, University of South Carolina

These interactive tutorials, dating from 2003, use Java to create animations and interactivity, dotting these interactive features through explanatory text. Topics introduced include Total Cost, Variable Cost, and Marginal Cost; Marginal Cost and the Price-Taking Firm's Optimal Output Rate; Average Cost and the Break-Even Output Rate; Demand; Elasticity; Elasticity II; Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium; Monopoly: Marginal Revenue and the Profit-Maximizing Price and Output Rate; Discounting Future Income; The Internal Rate of Return; Perils of the Internal Rate of Return; Risk; and Risk Aversion and Insurance.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) is an online futures market where contract payoffs are based on real-world events such as political outcomes (including the US Presidential election), companies' earnings per share (EPS), and stock price returns. It is run as a non-profit educational and research project by faculty at University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business. Most of the markets use real money, although there is a free practice market. The site includes instructor resources, research papers based on their experience and a trader's manual.

Principles (General), Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Managerial and Business Economics
David Marasco, About.com

This article, spread across 5 web pages, gives a layman's explanation of the winner's curse in auctions, using the examples of oil drilling rights and star baseball players.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Mike Moffat, University of Rochester

This is a short guide for beginning students to five different kinds of elasticity: Price Elasticity of Demand, Price Elasticity of Supply, Income Elasticity of Demand, Cross Price Elasticity of Demand and Arc Elasticity. Links to the individual pages are to the right of the main article.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Advanced Placement Program

This AP program is a college-level one-semester course and exam for US high school students in microeconomics. This page links to PDF files of free-response exams for each year from 2001 onwards, scoring guidelines are available from 2004 onwards.

Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics
Roger Schenk, Saint Joseph's College, Indiana

This on-line introductory text by Roger Schenk includes both micro- and macro- sections, with about a dozen chapters in each. The text has its own glossary and Who's Who and is available as a CD-ROM. A separate index holds text that has been removed from the main content of the book for flow or because it was too technical.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Farmersi

Farmersi is a business game in which players manage their virtual farms in the Wild West - they grow crops, raise cattle and make investments. Individual games are 1-15 players at a time and last for 6-17 turns, with turns calculated every 4 or 8 minutes, 12 hours or 24hours. It is a basic simulation of business skills and how economies and markets function. Farmersi is entirely browser based and does not require the downloading of any software.

Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Software
Thinkwell

Thinkwell is a commercial learning tutorial service that supports economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. It consists of video lectures that give simultaneous views of the lecturer and his slides and animations. Online interactive exercises with feedback, review notes, course management tools and a dedicated website for users. Lecturers can customise the course and view the results of interactive tests taken by their students. The materials are available online via subscription and require Flash / QuickTime / Java to load.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials, Lecture Slides, Software
Michael Salemi, University of North Carolina

Paper in the form of a 14-page PDF file, argues for the use of active-learning exercises in teaching economics, explaining the benefits of this method for students and for staff. Example activities and exam questions are included which bear on the concept of present value.

Principles of Microeconomics, Tutors' Guides
EconPort

EconPort is a microeconomics digital library funded by the USA's National Science Foundation. This is their online microeconomics textbook with links to relevant software, resources in addition to text. Content under each broad topic is divided into short beginner's introductions to specific concepts, advanced material, commentary on experiments, and links.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
EconPort

These are group economic games that are set up and run in a web browser using Java. Lecturers configure the games and generate an access code, which they then pass onto students. The lecturer can then moderate the game. The games include auctions, tests of the theory of revealed preference and normal form games with customisable payoffs, amongst others. EconPort is a digital library funded by the USA's National Science Foundation.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Stefano DellaVigna, University of California, Berkeley

This course website includes exams (with solutions) and lecture notes, both in .pdf format. It supports a course on Economic Theory 101 as taught by : Stefano DellaVigna of University of California, Berkeley, in 2004.

Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
PBS Now

Archived on this page are links to particular PBS NOW stories relating to economics. The links take to story pages that often include further links to video, transcripts, data and side stories. The archives go from 2002 to the present.

Case Studies, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Addison Wesley

ECON100 offers various resources to support a number of text books authored or co-authored by Michael Parkin. Included are lecture notes (in PowerPoint, HTML or RTF), online quizzes, and news analysis.

Principles (General), Case Studies, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes
Economics-games.com

A set of interactive games that are played in the browser. The tutor selects a game and chooses the number of players, then is given unique logins to distribute to learners. One game - an airline pricing game - is played against the computer: in the rest, learners play against each other.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations
Bullbearings Ltd.

Ad-supported site providing a fantasy share-trading game, with supporting materials. Participants have a virtual 100,000 pounds to invest in shares which are priced using real data from the London Stock Exchange. It has already been used by thousands of learners in UK schools and universities.

Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations
YoungCuts Inc.

More than 150 educational videos on Consumer Behaviour, Producer Behaviour and Market Structures on a site which charges a yearly (or shorter) subscription for access to the videos.

Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
James Murray and John Nunley, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Dozens of "pencasts" (audio narrated pen animations) on introductory topics. The site requires Flash player.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Video and Audio Lectures
Moblab, Inc.

A set of configurable, graphically appealing, online interactive games that work across laptops, iOS (Apple) and Android devices. Instructors can customise the games, or use default settings, and students join by entering a class code. The instructor gets a graphical analysis of outcomes immediately at the end of the session, for use in class discussion. The site has course guides that suggest how to sequence the games in different Economics courses, and each game has references to relevant papers. The site's apps can also be used to administer individual survey or assessment questions online.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials, Simulations, Game Theory, Managerial and Business Economics
Linda S. Ghent, Eastern Illinois University; Alan Grant, Baker University; George Lesica, University of Montana

This site uses short clips from the TV comedy series "Seinfeld" to illustrate economic concepts. The clips are indexed by episode name and by economic concept. The site is also searchable. Each clip has a one-line summary and a discussion board.

Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Video and Audio Lectures
Daniel D. Kuester, Kansas State University; G. Dirk Mateer, University of Arizona; Christopher J. Youderian, Pareto Software

Clips from the US version of the comedy series "The Office" are used to illustrate economic concepts. The often poor decisions made by characters are shown as examples of how not to think about economics. The clips are indexed by season, by episode name, by character and by clip length. Most of the clips are under four minutes in length, with many under one minute. Each clip is tagged with relevant economic concepts and has a one-paragraph explanation of the action and its relevance to economics.

Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Video and Audio Lectures
Staffordshire University. Institute for Education Policy Research

Embedding Threshold Concepts is a project of the Institute for Education Policy Research at Staffordshire University. It aimed "to improve students understanding in economics by developing first year undergraduates acquisition of threshold concepts" and applied to both students on specialist economics degrees and non-specialists, for instance those on business degrees. The site includes teaching materials, suggested student activities, working papers / readings and further information about the project.

Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Tutors' Guides
Hedley Stone, Open University

This sample quiz has 12 questions from the Microeconomics section of a distance-learning course originally delivered by CD-ROM. The questions are varied in the tasks they require and make full use of the interactive format. The quiz requires that you need the Java plug-in.

Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics
David Saal, Aston University

Brief course handbook and syllabus for an introductory course on microeconomics as taught by David Saal of Aston University in 2008/9. Includes learning outcomes, course content, teaching, assessment and feedback details.

Curricula and Syllabi, Principles of Microeconomics
Chris Downs, Open University

From a distance-learning tutorial originally distributed on CD-ROM, this 35-minute tutorial combines spoken and written text with animated diagrams. Divided into ten sections, it comes with online help and definitions of key terms.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Todd R Kaplan, University of Exeter

This course web page is a list of files for exams and handouts. The exams are from 2001 to 2003 and are in .pdf format. The handouts are in .pdf and PowerPoint formats. It supports a course on microeconomics as taught by Todd Kaplan of the University of Exeter.

Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes
Sarah Stafford, College of William and Mary

A collection of classroom games, experiments, and demonstrations produced by Sarah Stafford of the College of William and Mary. Topics covered include: Enforcement game, Permit trading game, Market entry games, Equity vs. efficiency demonstration, Network externalities and Price discrimination. All titles include instructions for tutors / participants and recording sheets for students.

Principles of Microeconomics, Worksheets and Projects
Ed Dolan, Stockholm School of Economics

Ed Dolan teaches global macroeconomics, managerial economics, money and banking, and other courses in several European countries. His blog features short articles relating to economics teaching, including news, data, examples, and illustrations. Each post has a link to a free set of PowerPoint slides that can potentially be used in teaching.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Financial Economics, International Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
John Kane, SUNY Oswego

Part of the support materials for Eco 101 - Principles of Microeconomics as taught by John Kane of SUNY Oswego. Notes from twenty lectures are available here as ordinary Web pages with graphics, as Flash videos with an audio narration and as PowerPoint presentations.

Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes
R. Larry Reynolds, Boise State University

This is an electronic textbook in progress, amounting to fifteen chapters as of January 2008. It is split into two parts - alternative microeconomics and basic microeconomics: at outline - each chapter is available as a PDF download.

Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
R. Larry Reynolds, Boise State University

A dozen PowerPoint presentations on basic microeconomics, making some use of animation. Topics are: an introduction to the basic concepts, circular flow, a short review of basic math skills for microeconomics, production possibilities, basic supply and demand models, basic concepts of price, income and cross elasticity, the market as an allocation process, utility theory and demand curves, the theory of production and functions, pure competition and the "ideal" of the market, profit maximization, construction of isoquant, and market power.

Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes
R. Larry Reynolds, Boise State University

Twenty-three interactive Excel workbooks illustrate basic microeconomics. They will allow students to explore basic economic models and cover topics such as opportunity cost, demand models with elasticities, cost / benefit analysis and the production cost matrix.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Greg Delemeester, Marietta College

This course webpage for Principles of Microeconomics at Marietta College as taught by Greg Delemeester includes lecture notes, old exams (multiple-choice and short answer) and individual trivia questions. There are also links to the course syllabus and some key economics websites.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Principles of Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes
Ed Price, Oklahoma State University

This is the Internet Archive's copy of a course web page which has been moved to an intranet. The PDF links lower down the page do not work, but towards the top of the page there are twelve quizzes including essay and short-answer questions.

Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics
Sanjay Paul, Elizabethtown College

Three simple interactive exercises, on the budget constraint line, indifference curves and utility maximisation, are presented here as part of a poster session for the 2003 Midwest Conference on Student Learning in Economics. Each consists of a short page with a form that calculates a particular function (which runs in the web browser) and a series of activities such as graph-plotting and calculation.

Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials
Jodi Beggs, Northeastern University

A selection of news articles chosen by Beggs for illustrating basic economic concepts in the classroom. These are organised by publication date and tagged with the relevant concepts and with Beggs' one-line summary. Some entries link to Beggs' own blog posts about the articles.

Case Studies, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics
Simon Halliday, University of Cape Town, South Africa. School of Economics
Video of a presentation given by Simon Halliday on 9 September 2010 at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Features material from Edward Tufte, Garr Reynolds, Larry Lessig and others in a discussion of presentation techniques, then proceeds to look at the use of music and music videos, film and technology in teaching. Also looks at some of the challenges that face a prospective teacher wishing to use technology in a country like South Africa and in a university like the University of Cape Town with large classes and high bandwidth costs.
Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Economics, Tutors' Guides
Theodore Bergstrom, University of California at Santa Barbara, John H Miller, University of California at Santa Barbara
The instructor's manual for the textbook Experiments with Economic Principles: Microeconomics, 2nd Edition, by Bergstrom and Miller, is available for download here. There is a separate file including all the handouts needed for the experiments described in the book.
Principles of Microeconomics, Tutors' Guides
Interactyx

LiveEcon combines animated tutorials, interactive models (with graphs and charts that respond to user choices) and self-evaluation questions. Each chapter starts with a tutorial, which combines concise text with animated charts and tables, illustrating clearly the key points which are being described. Formative assessment / self-evaluation questions then allow users to evaluate their progress and understanding of each chapter. Packages are available covering macroeconomics and microeconomics, which are available to individual or institutional subscribers.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Software
IndustryMasters
IndustryMasters is a server-based, real-time business simulation. In this simulation/business game, players invest in a wide variety of businesses with virtual capital; they then have to design pricing, marketing, HR, sustainability and other strategies to generate profits, shareholder value and grow their share price, so practice can be extended. Anyone can join and play for free, but or academics and corporate education programs, site licences are available, with specially customised private worlds, where macroeconomic scenarios can be developed and played out depending on specific needs. Main economic principles built into the model include: Industry Competition, Market Crowding and Real Life Business Dynamics; Supply and Demand, Price Mechanism and Perfect Market modelling; Product Life Cycle, Economies of Scale and Scope; Corporate and Business Unit Strategy; Porter's 5 Forces and Generic Strategies; Benchmarking concepts Although the public game is a US dollar based game, UK sterling accounting versions are available on request.
Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Managerial and Business Economics
Chia-Hui Chen, MIT, William Wheaton, MIT

This is the syllabus for an introductory course that taught the fundamentals of microeconomics at MIT in autumn 2007. Topics include consumer theory, producer theory, the behaviour of firms, market equilibrium, monopoly, and the role of the government in the economy.

Curricula and Syllabi, Principles of Microeconomics
Trudy Ann Cameron, UCLA
A large archive of multiple-choice and short-answer questions from the years 1991-1998, with answers, covering Principles of microeconomics courses. The questions are mostly presented as images, scanned in from the original paper copies.
Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics
Stock Market Game
The Stock Market Game is produced by the Foundation for Investor Education, and supported by more than 650 securities firms. It is a dedicated educational stock market game, primarily aimed at US schools. The game can be played using a Javascript-enabled web browser. Games run over set time periods, and there are separate divisions for adults and school teams. Players are given a notional 100,000 dollars to invest. The site includes a section for teachers' resources.
Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations
John Gross, EconWeb, Deborah Antkoviak
This multiple choice test demonstrates the tests offered on EconWeb, access to which requires a paid subscription. The 17 question test allows the student to see the answer and/or a detailed explanation and covers the topic of production costs.
Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics
Alessandro Borgia
This is a free online market game, aimed at schools, in which each turn takes a week and represents a year of business time. It runs entirely in a web browser, although you can download an Excel spreadsheet to help you calculate your team's budget. Taking a turn involves managing a group of companies; deciding how to spread investment and whether to scale up or down production in various sectors. An economic bulletin shows the supply, demand and prices in each market.
Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations
Eleni Gabre-Madhin, ECEX (Ethiopia Commodities Exchange)
In this 21-minute video lecture filmed in March 2007, a former senior economist with the World Bank outlines the importance of market infrastructure to the prosperity and happiness of Africans. She describes her plan to transform Ethiopia's economy by creating the ECEX commodities market. Part of the TED series of talks, this video is produced to a high quality, viewable online with a fullscreen option, and downloadable for offline viewing.
Principles of Microeconomics, Development Economics
Trudy Ann Cameron, UCLA
These nine self-grading quizzes are part of an introductory microeconomics course taught by Trudy Ann Cameron of UCLA. Each quiz has ten multiple-choice questions, on topics including demand and supply, consumer theory and gains from exchange.
Assessment Materials, Principles of Microeconomics
Steven Gold, Rochester Institute of Technology

Beat The Market Online contains simulation games and exercises designed to teach Principles or Introductory level Microeconomics as well as Managerial Economics. The goal is to maximize profits in one or more of the market structures including Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition or Oligopoly. Accompanying exercises cover a range of topics including market equilibrium, demand, elasticity, production, costs, and revenue maximization. The simulation games and exercises are all automatically graded and provided to the Instructor online with progress reports. An online consultant helps guide students. Students may compete against each other or computer managed firms as individuals or in teams. The simulation manages the entire process for the Instructor. Learning levels enables the Instructor to teach either principles or introductory economics by limiting the number of decisions to four or less. Data from the simulation, both cross sectional and time series, can be exported to Excel.

Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Managerial and Business Economics
Aplia Inc
This is an online set of teaching material, including multi-player classroom experiments, interactive text and problem sets, combined with a course management system. It runs over the Web, using standard browsers with the Flash plug-in. The system tracks student use of the system, and produces reports for the instructor. The material can be customised by the instructor using a Web interface. Material is available to support a range of standard textbooks and can be broken down by subject / course.
Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles (General), Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Software, International Economics
Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkeley
This game software and accompanying website are free to use for lecturers. The game "is a simulated market environment in which up to eight teams each compete in any of four markets, choosing which market(s) to enter, how much production capacity to build, what prices to charge, and how much output to produce. The markets differ in their fixed versus marginal costs of production, sunk entry costs, size, degree of product differentiation, growth rates, and storage characteristics. Each firm knows its own costs in each market and the distribution from which all firms' costs are drawn. The Game is useful for teaching basic economic concepts such as sunk, fixed, and marginal costs, the opportunity cost of investment, firm- and market-elasticities of demand, and product differentiation. It also is immediately applicable to discussions of entry deterrence, first-mover advantages, preemption, competitive advantage, predation, oligopoly coordination, multimarket contact, signalling, information asymmetries, and end game issues in finitely repeated games."
Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations

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