Box Office Game

Lang (2013) presents a semester-long exercise in which students learn about future markets.


For this exercise, students must build a portfolio of movies, not yet released from a list predetermined by the instructor. Students must predict Box Office scores to build portfolios, must respect a budget, and can buy or sell movies throughout the semester. 

Beyond the performance of the portfolio, students are also evaluated based on a 10-page group report explaining transactions and reasoning behind them. The report allows evaluating the learning and reduces the chance of students scoring high as a result of being lucky.

The Economics Instructor's Toolbox

Enhance Your Students Learning Experience

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The Economics Instructor's Toolbox was originally published in International Review of Economics Education

Picault, J. (2019), The Economics Instructor’s Toolbox, International Review of Economics Education 30,100154.