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Title

Streamlining Production Possibilities Frontier Experiments

Author

Calvin Blackwell

Category

Production and Firm Behavior

Type

Non-computerized experiment

Description

Numerous classroom experiments involve the production of fictional goods. For example, Anderson and Chasey (1999) describe an experiment in which students produce two different products, widgets and whajamas, while Neral (1993) describes an experiment in which students produce widgets. In both of these experiments the fictional good is created with student labor and a variety of office supplies, including paper, pens or pencils, and staplers. While these experiments tend to be both entertaining and enlightening for the student participants, they are time consuming to prepare[1] and make an enormous mess! Fortunately, there is a way to maintain the educational content of these experiments without creating all the waste.

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http://mcnet.marietta.edu/~delemeeg/expernom/Fall2003/blackwell.html

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