19.Malthus_cont_10[ - Lecture 19 Malthus Ronald Lee Econ/Demog 175 Ronald Lee UC Berkeley 2010 1 Announcement Exams will be returned at end of

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–10. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 1 Lecture 19. Malthus Ronald Lee Econ/Demog 175 March 30, 2010
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 2 Announcement Exams will be returned at end of class. Must be picked up in person! Alternatively, the MT can be picked up in person at the main office in Demography on the first floor to the left of the door. Answers will be on bSpace under Midterm Resources.
Background image of page 2
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 3 More Announcements No sections this week or next week. PS4 is due on Thursday, 4/1 2:10pm. Catherine's students have been reassigned to new paper mentors. Please see bSpace <Paper resources>: "Term paper graders". New GSI/paper mentor OH contact info and OH times/locations are posted on bSpace.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 4 Readings for Thursday Ronald Lee (1980) “An Historical Perspective…” in your reader: pp.344- 350. Ester Boserup (1981) Population and Technological Change , in your reader: pp.350-365.
Background image of page 4
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 5 Your exams The grading has been done very carefully using consistent rules for deducting and awarding points. Same person has graded all answers to a question. Some people will notice that their numerical scores fall just below the cutoff for getting a higher letter grade. This is unfortunate, but that’s the way it is. Chances are you will benefit from this same phenomenon in some other aspect of the grading for the class.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 6 Your exam (cont.) When final grades are assigned at end of term we will look for cases in which conversion to letter grades significantly altered the final grade outcome and adjust as appropriate. When final grades are assigned we also look for big improvements on the final exam compared to MT, and may weight the final more heavily in a few such cases.
Background image of page 6
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 7 Plan for today Malthusian theory: Comparative Statics (demand for labor: Iron Law of Wages) Thinking about Malthusian theory Malthus, policy and politics Was Malthus right? Why is the population the size it is? Boserup theory End lecture five minutes early to return exams.
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 8 Something like arguments made today, and in the 1990s regarding the case for welfare reform.
Background image of page 8
Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 9 Now what happens when new technology or new land makes labor more productive? The curve relating wages to population size shifts up and out. At any given population size, the marginal product of labor is now higher. Consequently, the wage will be higher at any given population size. What could do this? Introduction of a new crop like the potato (again, from globalization) which yielded more calories per acre than wheat. Draining of swamps, conversion to agric land
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 10
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course ECON 175 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

Page1 / 57

19.Malthus_cont_10[ - Lecture 19 Malthus Ronald Lee Econ/Demog 175 Ronald Lee UC Berkeley 2010 1 Announcement Exams will be returned at end of

This preview shows document pages 1 - 10. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online