syllabus251-fall2007

syllabus251-fall2007 - Econ 251 Fall 2007 T/Th 7:30-8:45...

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Fall 2007 T/Th 7:30-8:45 CL50 224 T/Th 10:30-11:45 MTHW 210 T/Th 1:30-2:45 EE 129 Instructor: Dr. Kelly Blanchard Office: KRAN 425 Office Phone: 494-7956 Office Hours: M/W 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Email: khb@purdue.edu TA Info: Do-Yeun Park TA Office: KRAN 438 (until early October due to construction) KRAN 313 (after construction) TA Phone: 496-6303 for KRAN 438 and 496-6302 for KRAN 313 TA Email: park100@purdue.edu TA Office Hours: W/Th 3-5 p.m. TA Weekly Review Session: Thursdays 7-8 p.m. in KRAN G2 Administrative Assistant: Bree Miller KRAN 443 496-7964 bree2@purdue.edu Course Web Site(s): katalyst.mgmt.purdue.edu www.pearsoncustom.com/purdue_econ251/ or www.coursecompass.com Course Overview: Econ 251 is intended to introduce you to microeconomic theory and its application in everyday life. The course will explain how individual consumers and producers together determine the prices and quantities of goods available in the marketplace. We will investigate the underlying incentives of consumers to buy output and of firms to produce products that satisfy consumer demand. In addition, we'll look at how government can help or hinder market efficiency. The textbook for the course is Microeconomics for Economics 251 , published by Pearson Custom Publishing (ISBN: 0-536-45562-7 ). The publisher has created an online homework site for this class, called CourseCompass, which you will use for completing several homework assignments. Homework will be submitted and graded online. Estimated Course Schedule: Week Topic Assignments Chapter 1: What Is Economics Chapter 2: The Economic Problem Chapter 3: Demand and Supply HW #1 Due Monday, August 27 at 11:59 p.m. Chapter 3, continued Chapter 4: Elasticity HW #2 Due Tuesday , September 4 at 11:59 p.m. Chapter 4, continued Chapter 5: Efficiency and Equity HW #3 Due Monday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m. Chapter 6: Markets in Action HW #4 Due Monday, September 17 at 11:59 p.m.
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