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Using problem-based learning for introducing producer theory and market structure in intermediate microeconomics


  • Ricard Rigall-I-Torrent

    () (Universitat de Girona)


This paper shows how instructors can use the problem-based learning method to introduce producer theory and market structure in intermediate microeconomics courses. The paper proposes a framework where different decision problems are presented to students, who are asked to imagine that they are the managers of a firm who need to solve a problem in a particular business setting. In this setting, the instructors’ role is to provide both guidance to facilitate student learning and content knowledge on a just-in-time basis.

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  • Ricard Rigall-I-Torrent, 2011. "Using problem-based learning for introducing producer theory and market structure in intermediate microeconomics," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 10(1), pages 14-28.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:10:y:2011:i:1:p:14-28

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    1. Michael Watts & William E. Becker, 2008. "A Little More than Chalk and Talk: Results from a Third National Survey of Teaching Methods in Undergraduate Economics Courses," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(3), pages 273-286, July.
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