Resources for Teaching

I teach two undergraduate courses at Indiana University: "Intro to Managerial Economics" (Kelley School of Business G300) and "Business, Government, and Society" (Kelley School of Business G202). Below are resources for interactive activities that I conduct in the classroom to help supplement my lectures. Fellow educators, please feel free to use these resources in your own teaching; if you're interested in discussing further, please contact me at

Present Value Analysis

  • Present Value Stations: Students break up into groups and work through the stations together. Each group presents the solutions to one station at the end of class. 

Supply and Demand


  • News analysis activity: Students read the news articles related to demand elasticity and answer the reflection questions at the end. 
  • SillyBandz activity: Students watch the video referenced in the handout and work through the following real-life questions. The handout covers present value analysis, supply & demand, and elasticity. 

Regression Analysis

Market Structures

  • Gum Game: Students are divided into 4 groups (each of which represents a different market structure). Group 1 has 1 person, Groups 2 and 3 have 2 people, and Group 4 consists of the remainder of class. 

Game Theory

Externalities, Taxes, and Subsidies