Marginal Revenue Product Project & Simulator

Wooten & White (2018) describes a class project that explores the principles of marginal revenue product, labor markets, and estimates of firm profits using actual data from Major League Baseball. That particular project focused on collecting data to calculate marginal revenue product in an effort to increase student engagement by using a familiar subject matter. The project culminates with an in-class draft and season simulation activity that allows students to apply the information they have collected in order to make decisions based on their work. 

 

The simulator mentioned in the Journal of Economics Teaching article is now available as a web app, but any instructor interested in a downloadable file should reach out to the authors. The authors do have downloadable versions of the simulator, however, the web app is more stable. We have also provided additional resources that other instructors (and our students) have requested over the years. 

Instructor Guide for Using webapp Simulator 

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