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Econ 2200 - Econ 2200-Moore Study Guide for Final Exam I...

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Econ 2200-Moore Study Guide for Final Exam I. General Information: The final exam will be held in our regular classroom. Dates/times for each section are: 10:10 Section: Friday, Dec 14, 8:00-11:00 a.m. 11:15 Section: Monday, Dec 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m. You must take the final exam with your assigned section. Rescheduling of final exams will only be considered for students who meet the requirements outlined on the syllabus. (See the section entitled "Tests" on your syllabus for details.) You must be present and on time for the final. Late arrivals will not be admitted , and if you fail to take the final you will receive a score of 0. You will need a #2 pencil and a picture ID. The final exam will consist of 70-75 multiple choice and true/false questions. It will include three types of questions: (1) questions about material that was covered on previous tests, (2) questions about the "new" material, including Chapters 23 and 24, and (3) comprehensive questions that address broad themes and require you to think more generally about what you've learned this semester. Following is a list of the assigned reading that we covered this semester. Please note that you are NOT responsible for other readings that are included on the syllabus, but were not covered this semester. I. Introduction: Economic History, Cliometrics & the American Economy Walton & Rockoff, Chap 1 Varian, Hal, “American Companies Show an Edge in Putting Information to Work,” The New York Times , January 12, 2006. Sokoloff, Kenneth L., and Stanley L. Engerman, “History Lessons: Institutions, Factor Endowments, and Paths of Development in the New World,” The Journal of Economic Perspectives , Vol. 14, No. 3, (Summer, 2000), pp. 217-232. Wade, Nicholas, “In Dusty Archives, A Theory of Affluence,” The New York Times , August 7, 2007 II. The Reunification Era: Southern Stagnation, Western Expansion & the Industrial Revolution (c. 1865-1920) Agriculture and the Farm Protest Movement Walton & Rockoff, Chap 15 The Rise of “Big Business” Walton & Rockoff, Chap 17 Field, Alexander J., “The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of Capital,” The Journal of Economic History , Vol. 52, No. 2, (June 1992), pp. 401-413. Money and Banking after the Civil War Walton & Rockoff, Chap 19 Rockoff, Hugh, “The Wizard of Oz as a Monetary Allegory,” The Journal of Political Economy , Vol. 98, No. 4, (August 1990), pp. 739-760.
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III. Boom and Bust (c. 1920-1940) The Economy of the Roaring Twenties Walton & Rockoff, Chap 22 The Great Depression Walton & Rockoff, Chap 23 The New Deal Walton & Rockoff, Chap 24 II. Topics to Review: The final exam is comprehensive, and will include information from lectures, the Walton and Rockoff text, and the supplementary readings posted on Webct. To prepare, please review all assigned reading, your lecture notes, the tests and the quizzes.
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