syllabus Spring 2008


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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS ECONOMICS 102 Class: E1024 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS Spring 2008 Jeffrey Wolcowitz Dean of Undergraduate Studies Adjunct Professor of Economics Sears 357 phone: 368-2928 email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM; Fridays, 3:00-4:00 PM; and by appointment This course is an introduction to microeconomic theory, providing a foundation for future study in economics. In particular, it addresses how individuals and businesses make choices concerning the use of scarce resources, how prices and incomes are determined in competitive markets, and how market power affects the prices and quantities of goods available to society. We will also examine whether market outcomes are desirable and the impact of government intervention in the economy. No prior study of economics is assumed. We will use math at the level of high school algebra. Course Requirements and Grading : There will be 10 problem sets, 3 in-class exams, and a final exam. The in-class exams will be given in class on Thursday, February 7, 2008 ; Tuesday, March 4, 2008 ; and Thursday, April 10, 2008 . Each exam will count for 15% of your final grade and will cover the material from the preceding quarter of the course. If extraordinary circumstances prevent you from taking an in- class exam, you must provide documentation of the reason for the absence. There will be no make-ups; if you are excused from an exam, the other in-class exams and the final will be scaled up. An unexcused absence will count as a zero. The final exam will be a regularly-scheduled 3-hour exam, scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2008 . It will count for 45% of your final grade. While the exam will cover the entire semester’s work, greater emphasis will be placed on the material from the last quarter of the course.
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