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Looking for economics essay questions

Mar 6, 2013 5:27pm

I'm trying to find essay questions that others have used in their econ (or other classes) for my Intro to Econ class. I'm specifically looking for Micro Economic questions that will prompt the students to relate the concepts (supply/demand, specialization and trade, and government policy) to current events.

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  • 9-12
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    • Mar 9, 2013 9:46am

      Matthew- One possibility would be to take current news articles from the newspaper, Time, or Newsweek and have students analyze the text in terms of specific concepts you discussed in Econ. For example, you could prompt: "The article XXXX, from Times magazine, discusses the increase of rent controlled apartments in New York City. Discuss how the article relates to the concept of supply and demand. Be sure to use specific evidence from the text to support your answer." I find that whenever students need to cite textual evidence, they have a deeper understanding of the concept.

      Hope this helps,

      • Mar 9, 2013 12:04pm