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. • Yan Li Email: [email protected] Office hours in MVR 107: Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
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