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OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Choice in a World of Scarcity, How Individuals Make Choices Based on Their Budget Constraint
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Calculate and graph budget constraints
Explain opportunity sets and opportunity costs
Evaluate the law of diminishing marginal utility
Explain how marginal analysis and utility influence choices

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/21/2018
OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Exchange Rates and International Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Policies
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Differentiate among a floating exchange rate, a soft peg, a hard peg, and a merged currency
Identify the tradeoffs that come with a floating exchange rate, a soft peg, a hard peg, and a merged currency

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/21/2018
OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Globalization and Protectionism, International Trade and Its Effects on Jobs, Wages, and Working Conditions
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Discuss how international trade influences the job market
Analyze the opportunity cost of protectionism
Explain how international trade impacts wages, labor standards, and working conditions

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/21/2018
OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, International Trade, Absolute and Comparative Advantage
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Define absolute advantage, comparative advantage, and opportunity costs
Explain the gains of trade created when a country specializes

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/21/2018
OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, International Trade, What Happens When a Country Has an Absolute Advantage in All Goods
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Show the relationship between production costs and comparative advantage
Identify situations of mutually beneficial trade
Identify trade benefits by considering opportunity costs

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/21/2018
OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Unemployment, How Economists Define and Compute Unemployment Rate
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Calculate the labor force participation rate and the unemployment rate
Explain hidden unemployment and what it means to be in or out of the labor force
Evaluate the collection and interpretation of unemployment data

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/21/2018
Principles of Microeconomics Course Content
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The Principles of Microeconomics course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in December 2019. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides and is also named OSS004. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Content ContributorsKen Fah                                             Ohio Dominican UniversityJohn Fiske                                         Ohio Dominican UniversityJoe Nowakowski                                Muskingum UniversityLibrarianNathan Wolfe                                     Kenyon CollegeReview TeamMolly Cooper                                     Ohio State University Subbu Kumarappan                          Ohio State University ATI 

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
01/09/2019
Principles of Microeconomics Course Content, Model Building, Production Possibilities and Gains from Trade, Model Building, Production Possibilities and Gains from Trade Resources
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This topic introduces key concepts that form the foundation of much of microeconomic analysis. The material ranges from a discussion of model-building as a way to simplify complex relationships among economic variables to definitions and descriptions of key concepts such as scarcity, efficiency and inefficiency, opportunity cost, comparative advantage and the gains from trade.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
05/03/2019