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Syllabus - Economics 1 Principles of Microeconomics, Fall...

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Economics 1 – Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2008 8:00 - 8:50am, MWF Price Center Theatre Instructor: Kate Antonovics Office: Department of Economics, Room 327 Email: kantonov@ucsd.edu Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm Class Web Page: Aplia.com (see below) (Please see the class web page for the TA’s office hours) COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will begin by giving a brief overview of why individuals interact in market settings. We will then discuss demand, supply and market equilibrium. We will also examine how individuals make consumption choices, how firms behave under perfect competition and why perfectly competitive markets lead to efficient outcomes. Finally, we will discuss international trade and introduce market imperfections and monopoly. PREREQUISITES: None. REQUIRED READING: Principles of Microeconomics , 4 th Edition, by Frank and Bernanke (ISBN#: 0073402885). This book also will be used for Econ 2 and Econ 3. A UCSD custom edition of the textbook is available at the UCSD Bookstore for $93. The UCSD custom edition contains an important appendix to Chapter 5 that is not in the standard 4 th edition. If you prefer, you can purchase the 2 nd or 3 rd edition of the textbook, but be warned that the order of the chapters changes from one edition to the other and earlier editions may be missing important material. Your instructors for Econ 2 and Econ 3 also may want you to have the 4 th edition. APLIA:
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