syllabus08_Zheng_Syllabus - Applied Economics and...

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Applied Economics and Management 4150 PRICE ANALYSIS Fall 2008 Instructor : Teaching Assistants : Yuqing Zheng, Ph.D. Annelies Deuss ( [email protected] ) 311 Warren Hall Xi Chen ([email protected] ) 592-9955 Office hours: TBA [email protected] Room: 46 Warren Hall Times and Place : This course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 10:10-11:25 AM in 345 Warren. Office Hours: 11:30 AM – 12:00 noon, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon or by appointment. Textbook : The required textbook for this course is: Tomek, William G., with Kenneth L. Robinson. Agricultural Product Prices . 4 th Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. Zheng, Yuqing. AEM 4150 Course Notes , which is available on the Blackboard Learning System website at Course Prerequisites : Economics 101 and 102, or equivalent, and AEM 210, or equivalent. Course Objectives: The objectives of this course are to: 1) examine the basic forces that influence agricultural prices in a spatial and temporal context, 2) develop basic analytical techniques related to price analysis, 3) identify how agricultural policy impacts prices, and 4) provide examples of empirical price analysis applied to real world problems. A fifth objective is to teach students how to read and understand journal articles on applied price analysis research. To this end, several journal articles will be assigned and I will analyze those journal articles briefly in class. Homework, Exams, Project, and Final Grade : There are two options that may be chosen regarding components of the final grade in this course. The first option, which is intended for people who do not like to take in-class exams, includes a course project, homework assignments, and one exam. The second option, which is intended for people who prefer taking exams over take-home assignments, includes homework assignments, and two exams. You should decide which option you want and submit your choice in writing to me on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 . Once you have chosen the option, there will be no switching. The respective weights towards the final grade of each option are: Item Option 1 Option 2 Homework assignments 35% 35% Exam 1 30% Course project 35% Exam 2 30% 35% There will be ten homework assignments in this course, and they represent the largest component of the final grade. Homework assignments will be due at the beginning of class on their due date.
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course AEM 4150 taught by Professor Kaiser,h.m. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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