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Introduction

Star Wars is one of the most popular movie franchises of all time. Economics of Star Wars aims to teach economic concepts using examples from Luke, Leia, Han, Darth Vader, and the other characters from the Galaxy Far, Far, Away. Star Wars provides an opportunity to teach economics acts as a reminder that economics is hidden in the world, or should we say worlds, around us.

Minimum Effective Scale
The Cost of Restricting Input Choices Goals: Demonstrate how non-optimal input choices result in inefficient production.Demonstrate that minimum effective scale cannot be achieved if inputs are restricted. Time needed: 30 minutes Materials Required: Wood BBQ skewers, A package of large …
Hold Up Problem
Mando is Held Up. So are Firms. Goals: Students will experience hold-up problems in a one-shot game.Students will experience hold-up problems in a repeated game.Students will experience the market when the product isn’t specialized. Time needed: 30-45 minutes Materials Required: …
Money Supply
Teaching Money Supply through Star Wars and a Think-Pair-Share: Goals for students in Kindergarten and Older Have students understand what makes something money. Have students understand why stores won’t take money from other countries.Have students understand what bartering is and how …
Concept Index
Concept:Clips:Assumptions-Han Has a Different ObjectiveAuthoritarian Government-Palpatine and Sabé Discuss Government Lags -Palpatine Takes Over Government-Anakin and Padmé Discuss Government-Palpatine Has Unlimited PowerBargain-Han and Jabba Bargain-Jabba Negotiating for ChewbaccaBarriers to Entry-Toro Contracts Mando for a JobBarter Economy-Han Walks Through Barter EconomyBest …