Principles of Economics
Final Exam Information
will be given as follows:
You will have to indicate your preferred exam date in class on Monday, December 7.
You must bring your Columbia ID to the Final Exam.
Do not be late.
The Final will be cumulative although the emphasis will be on the second half of the semester.
rough approximation, the exam will be 70% macro and 30% micro.
All assigned readings (textbook and
handouts), lectures and lab sessions are fair game.
the following chapters are included: (with what I consider to be “core” chapters
underlined in bold print):
Intro & Supply/Demand Chapters:
Micro Chapters (to Mid-Term):
5, 6, 8, 9,
Macro Chapters (post Mid-Term):
International Finance Chapters:
For Chapter 24, only pages 810-827.
You should review Chapter 28 “lightly.”
The exam is likely to include (i) multiple choice, (ii) identification or true/false with explanation (perhaps both)
and (iii) essays/problems.
It is likely that most students will need the full three hours.
The exam is closed
book/no notes/no calculators.
: The following Final Exams are provided for your review:
Final Exam Fall 2007
Final Exam Spring 2008
Final Exam Fall 2008
Final Exam Spring 2009
In some cases, the solutions provided are very brief and obviously would need to be expounded upon in an
exam format (especially essay type questions).
A few questions are highlighted in yellow; you should not
concern yourself with these questions as we have not directly covered them this term.
: will be held as follows:
December 13 (2:00-5:00PM)
M.C. Questions (clickers needed)
December 15 (4:00-6:00PM)
Basic Course Overview
The TAs will hold their regularly scheduled office hours (see syllabus) during reading period and
In a couple of instances where a conflict arises, a substitute TA will be available.
Students who have been granted accommodations by the Office of Disability Services must
ensure they are registered to take the exam at ODS on December 21 (this requires a form which is signed by the