The behavior of firms and individuals inside of markets is the focus of microeconomics. Learn how prices are set, the motivations of buyers and sellers interact, and the ways in which markets are structured here.
Overview: Money, goods, and services are constantly being exchanged. Understanding who is making these exchanges and where they are made will help you understand the important role of interdependence in the U.S. and global economy.
Overview: This concept helps explain why when prices of goods and services increase, more goods and services are likely to appear in the market.
Overview: As a consumer, you probably understand that prices affect your willingness and ability to buy things. This lesson will help to clarify and visualize that relationship.
Overview: Producer decisions are affected by many things other than prices. Learn what those things are in this lesson.
Overview: Consumer decisions are affected by many things other than prices. Learn what those things are in this lesson.
Overview: When someone says "prices are set by supply and demand" what do they really mean? This concept helps clarify how market prices actually work.
Overview: Equilibrium prices are set when supply and demand move freely. What happens, though, when prices are forced to be set above or below the market equilibrium? This lesson explains.
Overview: Ever wanted to start your own business? This lesson explains a few different ways you can set it up.
Overview: All markets are not created equal. The market for candy does not look the same as the market for electricity. This lesson helps you understand different market structures and why they matter.
Lights, Camera, Budget! is an online game designed to help middle and high school students learn, study, and review financial literacy topics while also practicing their budgeting skills.
Overview: When you put money in the bank it can earn interest. But did you know there are different kinds of interest? This lesson explains a fundamentally important concept of investing - simple vs. compound interest.