Interactive Tutorials in Principles of Macroeconomics
A set of interactive games and simulations that are played in the browser. The tutor chooses a game and a number of players, then is given unique logins to distribute to learners. 14 games are played against the computer. In the other 47 games, learners play against each other.
An interactive game with supporting learning materials. Over twelve "quarters", the player chooses the US Federal interest rate and sees dynamic plots of inflation and unemployment. The supporting materials include a glossary and text about US monetary policy.
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.
Set of data visualisations that students can step through to explore inequality within countries. Using data from 1980 to 2014, the tool introduces Lorenz curves and the Gini coefficient, skyscraper plots, and rich/poor income ratios. The display changes in response to the time slider and the users' selection of up to seven countries.
Interactive calculator which gives the users five categories of choices to make: Income tax, National Insurance, Pensions, Wealth taxes, and VAT. The goal is to make up a 80 billion shortfall in tax and the calculator lets the user explore different ways in which this could be achieved. Corporation tax is not included.
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.
Interactive visualisation of income inequality and wealth inequality data for the UK. As the reader steps through, the site asks them to choose a desirable level of income inequality between the top 5 and bottom 5 percent, then displays the real level of inequality and how it evolved from the 1960s to 2011.
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.
This EconWeb: Introduction to macroeconomics samples is part of the EconWeb service that requires a paid subscription, but via this link you can find three sample modules that are freely available. the modules are "Supply and Demand", "The Output Multiplier" and "Monetarism". Each module includes lecture notes and a quiz based on US data, with some modules including PowerPoint slides.
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.