Teaching Demand Relationships Using Student-Created Tutorials

Thomas P. Andrews
    The author describes how intermediate economic students can improve their understanding of demand relationships by creating demand tutorials to teach demand relationships to principles students. Students create a theoretical demand model, attempt to estimate their model using actual data, and use their results to create a demand "tutorial" using spreadsheet software. The tutorial shows a demand curve and how the surve will shift when independent variables change. The project allows the students to connect theory and practice and generates a fuller understanding of many fundamental economic principles.