Aplia's experiments are a great way to see economics in action. Students and instructors alike continue to find Aplia's online experiments one of the most stimulating and engaging aspects of their economics courses.
Micro Experiment - Equilibrium Price and Quantity
Students play the role of either buyer or seller in a simulated market for used textbooks.
Macro Experiment - Interest Rates and Investment
Students play the role of borrower or lender in a market in which they negotiate loans to fund investment projects.
Micro Experiment - Price Ceilings and Floors
A variation on the Equilibrium Price and Quantity experiment that incorporates price controls into the market simulation.
Macro Experiment - Unemployment Compensation
Students play the role of worker or employer in a simulated market for jobs.
Micro Experiment - Taxes and Welfare
A variation on the Equilibrium Price and Quantity experiment that incorporates an excise tax into the market simulation.
Macro Experiment - Fixed Prices
Students compete to harvest the most "goo" on the fictitious planet Hermes by hiring other students in a labor market with fixed wages.
Micro Experiment - Tragedy of the Commons
Students play food providers who must decide whether to hunt or fish, with the "catch" that fish will not reproduce if the fish population falls below a critical level.
Macro Experiment - Flexible Prices
Students compete to harvest the most "goo" on the fictitious planet Hermes by hiring other students in a labor market with flexible wages.
Micro Experiment - Asymmetric Information and the Market for Lemons: Experiment
Students play the role of buyer or seller in a market for a good in which product quality may not be perfectly observable to buyers.
Macro Experiment - Labor Market
Students play the role of either a company that wants to hire workers or an agency with workers available for hire. Workers' productivity, and therefore their wage, depends on the amount of capital used by companies.
Labor and Resource Economics
Money and Monetary Policy
Production and Cost
Productivity and Growth
Theory of the Firm
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