Applications of Economic Principles in the News

The newspapers and news magazines are full of stories about economics. This page includes stories involving real-world applications of the principles of economics that we studied with experiments. Seeing the way that economic ideas appear in the news brings the theories to life. Learning even a little bit of economic theory helps to make the news more comprehensible and interesting.

You might also be interested in reading about Nobel prize winners in economics.

Part I: Competitive Markets

Part II: Market Intervention and Public Policy

Part III: Imperfect Markets

Part IV: Firms and Technology

Part IV: Information, Auctions, and Bargaining

Thanks to John H. Miller, miller@zia.hss.cmu .edu.