Teaching with Economics Experiments
Economics experiments are becoming increasingly popular as an active learning activity. Both students and instructors typically find experiments to be engaging and enjoyable. Additionally, efficacy studies are continuing to support the conclusion that such class experiments are beneficial to student learning.
The purpose of this section is to provide resources that assist instructors in using experiments to teach economics. We support a variety of types of experiments, including hand-run, computerized, and computer-assisted experiments. If you plan to make use of the computerized experiment software on this site, then you must also understand the general framework for using the software as described in the Experiments section.
We have created a set of teaching modules that provide guidance for conducting economics experiments with your classes.
Experiments with Classroom Clickers
We have developed software to run classroom experiments using classroom response systems, or clickers.
Common Questions about Economics Class Experiments