Understanding Utility: How Do We Allocate Resources?
Submitted By:Michael Ryan Moore, University of Pennsylvania, GSE
Date:June 3, 2011
Subject(s):Economics, Personal Finance
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
In this lesson, we will introduce students to the concept of utility. Using the article “Baseball’s Bottom Line: The Money Behind the Game,” we will look at how economists quantify choice. In particular, students will think abstractly about measuring satisfaction, preferences, and choice.