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he plane crashed at Phila. Airport.245 people died, most of them members of the Temple Drinking and Poker Teams, returning from Las Vegas, Nevada… snow and burst into flames. Fire fighters fought the blaze for five hours due to the jet fuel and alcohol on board.……………. . t were sure they could recruit more world-class drinkers at Temple and that the team would win the national drinking Temple University/ Dr. Donald T Wargo / Econ 1902 Sec 001: Honors Microeconomics / FALL, 2010. This course offers an introduction to the theories of microeconomics and their application to the real world. Students will learn to “think like an economist”. Course Schedule: Econ 1902, Section 001: MWF, 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM, Speakman 214. Textbooks and Materials: 1. Microeconomics , Temple Special Edition, by Michael Parkin. 2. Myeconlab (Packaged with textbook) for Homework and Practice Exams (Required). 3. How Markets Fail, by John Cassidy, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. 4. Handouts and Homework by Instructor. The Text and Myeconlab are being sold through Zavelle’s Bookstore to save you money. How Markets Fail will be in the Temple Bookstore under Course Econ 1902 Dr. Donald T. Wargo, Instructor Economics Department, 8 th Ritter Hall Annex, Office Hours: MWF 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Jazzman Café, Speakman Hall, & by appt. It is best to see me in class or e-mail me ahead of time to make sure I can meet you. Cell Phone: (610)-613-3000 Home Phone: (610)-688-7542 E-mail: [email protected] Course Mantras: THE ‘WAY OF THE ECONOMIST’ IS A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD.” “AN ECONOMIST ALWAYS LOOKS AT DEMAND, SUPPLY AND PRICES.” “THINKING LIKE AN ECONOMIST WILL HELP ME MAKE GREAT BUSINESS DECISIONS!” “INFLATION IS ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE A MONETARY PROBLEM!” “ECONOMIC GROWTH IS ALL ABOUT JOB CREATION!” “MONEY IS A MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE WITH NO INTRINSIC VALUE!” “MONEY IS BOTH A TOOL AND A DRUG.” Course Goals: This course is an introduction to the theory of microeconomics and its application to the “real world.” It has three main objectives: Since Economics is a Science , to provide an overview of the most important concepts and models that have entered into this science over the past 250 years. You will learn about the
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principles of macroeconomics within a global context and the tools and models used to manage the economies of both large and small economies, including the most important tools of Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy. We will use these constructs to enhance your understanding of the U.S. and world economies so you can make better decisions as workers, managers, entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, parents and citizens. To this end, we will study the global context in which the United States economy functions and how the global economy affects all of us. Looking for a job after graduation? Your prospects depend significantly on the sate of the economy.
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