Apply Economic Theories PT 2


Overview

 

Why do things cost what they do, and why do prices change? How should we make decisions about where to spend money? In this Project, you’ll use fundamental economic and financial principles to analyze the changes in the price of Furbies over time and analyze choices about buying and selling Furbies.

 

Directions

 

Remember “Furby,” that strange furry toy from 1998? According to Wikipedia, Furbies originally sold for $35 each. However, they were so in-demand during the 1998 holiday season that they often resold for over $300. Today, you can buy a 1998 Furby for less than $15! Why? Complete the Supply and Demand Worksheet to find out!

Before you start the Supply and Demand Worksheet, make sure you are familiar with the following terms and concepts:

Economics concepts:

  • Supply and demand graphs
  • Surplus and shortage
  • Equilibrium point
  • Shifts vs. movements

Finance concepts:

  • The present value of money
  • Stocks vs. bonds

 

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Completed Supply and Demand Worksheet

     

     

    Accepted File Types: .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, .txt, .pdf

    Reading Material 

    https://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Principles%20of%20Economics.pdf

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/microeconomics/supply-demand-equilibrium/market-equilibrium-tutorial/v/market-equilibrium

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/present-value/v/introduction-to-present-value

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/stocks-intro-tutorial/v/bonds-vs-stocks

    http://cfaresources.s3.amazonaws.com/AA%20General%20Studies/1%20-%20Common%20Resources/How%20to%20Draw%20in%20Microsoft%20Word%20and%20Google%20Drive%20Documents.pdf

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/interest-basics-tutorial/v/introduction-to-interest

    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-arith-prop/pre-algebra-order-of-operations/v/order-of-operations

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/present-value/v/time-value-of-money

    http://www.ehow.com/about_5086994_furbys.html

     

     

     

Apply Economic Theories PT 2


Overview

 

Why do things cost what they do, and why do prices change? How should we make decisions about where to spend money? In this Project, you’ll use fundamental economic and financial principles to analyze the changes in the price of Furbies over time and analyze choices about buying and selling Furbies.

 

Directions

 

Remember “Furby,” that strange furry toy from 1998? According to Wikipedia, Furbies originally sold for $35 each. However, they were so in-demand during the 1998 holiday season that they often resold for over $300. Today, you can buy a 1998 Furby for less than $15! Why? Complete the Supply and Demand Worksheet to find out!

Before you start the Supply and Demand Worksheet, make sure you are familiar with the following terms and concepts:

Economics concepts:

  • Supply and demand graphs
  • Surplus and shortage
  • Equilibrium point
  • Shifts vs. movements

Finance concepts:

  • The present value of money
  • Stocks vs. bonds

 

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Completed Supply and Demand Worksheet

     

     

    Accepted File Types: .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, .txt, .pdf

    Reading Material 

    https://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Principles%20of%20Economics.pdf

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/microeconomics/supply-demand-equilibrium/market-equilibrium-tutorial/v/market-equilibrium

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/present-value/v/introduction-to-present-value

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/stocks-intro-tutorial/v/bonds-vs-stocks

    http://cfaresources.s3.amazonaws.com/AA%20General%20Studies/1%20-%20Common%20Resources/How%20to%20Draw%20in%20Microsoft%20Word%20and%20Google%20Drive%20Documents.pdf

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/interest-basics-tutorial/v/introduction-to-interest

    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-arith-prop/pre-algebra-order-of-operations/v/order-of-operations

    https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/present-value/v/time-value-of-money

    http://www.ehow.com/about_5086994_furbys.html

     

     

     

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