100A Syllabus SPRING 2010A1

100A Syllabus SPRING 2010A1 - ECONOMICS 100A:...

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ECONOMICS 100A: MICROECONOMICS, Part A Spring 2010, Peterson Hall 110, MWF 10:00-10:50 Lecturer : Dr. Melissa Famulari Office: Econ 221 e-mail: mfamulari@ucsd.edu Office Hrs: Tuesday 10-12:30 Graduate Teaching Assistants: (1) Kevin Novan Office: Sequoyah Hall 238 Office Hrs: Friday 12-2:00 (2) Ketki Sheth Office: Sequoyah Hall 237 Office Hrs: Thursday 8 to 9:30am Thursday 3:30 to 5pm (3) Yi Zhan Office: Sequoyah Hall 234 Office Hrs: Monday 1-3:00 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants: (1) Aaron Chan Office: Office Hrs: Prerequisites: Econ 1 and either Math 10C or Math 20C or Math 21C. Assessment: There two inclass midterm exams on Friday, April 16 th and Wednesday, May 12 th . each of which is worth 20% of your grade. The final exam is cumulative and is worth 60% of your grade. The final is on Monday, June 7 th from 8-11:00 a.m. Course Objectives: As the first class in the micro sequence, Econ 100A is designed to teach you how to set up, solve and analyze optimization models and apply these mathematical models to the theory of the consumer (commodity demand, labor supply and consumption/savings decisions). Finally, we will examine the fundamentals of decision making under risk and uncertainty. Course Materials: Required Textbook and Reading: (1) Perloff, Jeffrey M. (2007) Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, Pearson/Addison-Wesley. (2) Machina, Mark (2006) “Math Handout” Additional Readings : Other calculus-based intermediate textbooks that you could use to supplement Perloff include Walter Nicholson’s, Microeconomic Theory
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