Conducting economic experiments online and in the classroom is an effective way of getting students to use economics to think about the world around them. Taking part in experiments enthuses students about the subject and helps them to emphasise with economic agents and to critically engage with theoretical frameworks.
Experiencing Economics is an ebook of experiments and games that you can run with your students online or in-the-classroom to help them learn about economics while participating in economically interesting situations. The experiments and games complement the units in The Economy and Economy, Society, and Public Policy, and can also be used alongside other textbooks.
This freely available ebook provides detailed step-by-step guides, student instructions, predictions, discussion topics, and homework questions, so everyone can easily conduct the experiments even without prior experience. The experiments are pre-programmed on the classEx platform, making running experiments and collecting data very fast and easy.
Please note that access to the full text of the ebook, including the step-by-step guides noted above, is available to registered teachers only. If you haven’t already, please click here to register.
So far, two experiments have been published:
A third experiment is currently in development, with an estimated time of publication by mid-May 2021: