ECON 520 syllabus

ECON 520 syllabus - August 2010 Economics 520...

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August 2010 Economics 520 - Microeconomics for Business Decisions Fall 2010 Semester Tuesday 6:00-8:30 PM Professor Barry R. Chiswick Office Hours: Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. 724 UH Office Phone: (312) 996-6240 [email protected] Economics 520 is a basic introduction to micro-economic theory that emphasizes applications to business and public policy issues. The grade for the course will be based on a one hour mid-term exam (to be scheduled) and a two-hour final exam. Student participation in classroom discussions is encouraged. The course will follow the textbook Edgar K. Browning, and Mark A Zupan Microeconomics: Theory and Applications , 10 th edition, Wiley 2009. This book and the accompanying study guide are “bundled together” at a special reduced price in the UIC bookstore. (An earlier edition is also ok.) During the course you should also read: Levitt, Steven D. and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything , (Revised and expanded edition.) Each textbook chapter ends with Review Questions and Problems that are excellent for
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