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Economics 300 Intermediate Microeconomics Spring 2008 Tomas Nonnenmacher 213 Quigley Hall Office Phone: 332-3820 Office Hours: MW: 11:00-11:45, 3:45-4:30; T: 2:00-5:00. tnonnenm@allegheny.edu Required Texts: Varian, Hal. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach 7th Edition (2005) Norton: New York. Bergstrom, Theodore and Hal Varian. Workouts in Intermediate Microeconomics 7th Edition (2005) Norton: New York. Course Overview: This course is designed to introduce students to microeconomics, the building block of most economic models and empirical research. By the end of this course, students will have a greater understanding of how the price system directs economic and social behavior. This understanding of the price system will allow students to study the effects of economic policy and institutional change. "The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions." (John Maynard Keynes) "Hands on" problem solving is an important ingredient in this class. For this reason, I will assign "recommended" workouts each day for you to complete on your own. I highly
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