PAM_2000_Fall_2008_Chapter_1

PAM_2000_Fall_2008_Chapter_1 - PAM 200 Intermediate...

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1 PAM 200: Intermediate Microeconomics Prof. John Cawley Fall 2008 T & Th 11:40 – 12:55 MVR Hall G73 Today’s Outline • Administration • Chapter 1 of text (Introduction)
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2 Goals of the Course • Teach the “economic way of thinking”; it is useful for: – Business (methods of profit maximization, efficient operation of a firm, strategy) – Law (efficiency drives legal theory) – Government policy (effect of taxes, minimum wage, rent control, pollution control strategies) – Being an educated citizen (voting, understanding policy) • Equip you with problem solving skills that you will use in advanced coursework Who Should Take This Course • Prerequisite: Economics 101 • Do not take this course simultaneously with Econ 101 • This class does not use calculus Econ 313 is intermediate micro with calculus
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3 Contacting Me • Email: [email protected] • Office phone: 255-0952 • Office location: 124 MVR Hall • Office hours by appointment Teaching Assistants • Matthew Sweeney – Email: [email protected] – Office hours in MVR 107: • Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. • Fridays: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. •Y a nL i – Email: [email protected]
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4 Textbook • Text: Perloff, Microeconomics , 5 th Edition – Chosen for clarity, abundance of policy and marketing applications – Available at Campus Store ($155.25) Course Requirements • Attendance and participation in lecture and section: 20% • Weekly homework: 20% • Prelim exam 1: 20% – Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m • Prelim exam 2: 20% – Thursday, November 13, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Final exam: 20% – Wednesday, December 17, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
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5 Section • You have signed up for one of four sections: – Section 1: Wednesdays 1:25 – 2:15 in MVR 157 – Section 2: Wednesdays 11:15 – 12:05 in Comstock Hall Academic II B108 – Section 3: Fridays 1:25 – 2:15 in MVR G73 – Section 4: Fridays 11:15 – 12:05 in Plant Science Building 143 Section Reading • There is required reading for each section – Listed on syllabus – Readings all contained in course pack – Course pack on sale at Campus Store for $59.75 • If sold out, you must order a reprint in the book department (will not automatically be restocked) • In section, you will discuss how interesting articles relate to the economic concepts we’re covering – In second half of course, will engage in case method learning using Harvard Business School cases • Sections start next week (Friday sections do not meet tomorrow)
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6 Course Web Page • To register: http://www.coursecompass.com/ – Course ID: cawley31436 – Course name: PAM 2000 • Registration free when buy current (5 th ) edition of textbook – Otherwise, costs $40 ($70 if also want e-textbook) – If pay for webpage access, can buy textbook for $35.26 with free FedEx ground shipping (Student Center – Buy Textbook – My Pearson Store) • The course web page contains:
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2009 for the course PAM 2000 taught by Professor Evans,t. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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