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ECON 102: INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY (3 credits): Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution. Instructor: Norman Clifford Email: nzc1 Communication: In general, questions about the course material should be posted in the “I was wondering. ...” discussion forum under the Communicate tab in Angel. There are two reasons for this: (1) Your question and my response will most likely benefit other students; (2) Other students may also respond to your questions. I will attempt to respond to questions on the discussion forum within 24 hours during weekdays. I will hold office hours by appointment. You may email me giving me a range of times when you will be free and I will schedule a time for you on the “Live Office Hours” under the Communicate tab. During that period you will be able to write to me and receive replies quickly. You may, of course, email me at any other time; I will do my best to reply to email messages within 24 hours during weekdays. Email communication with me should be via the ANGEL email system. If you have your Angel mail set up to forward your mail to a different account, please remember to reply to any email that I send to you through Angel email. Finally, general technical issues relating to Angel can be directed to the Outreach Help Desk or the “I need some technical assistance. ...” discussion forum. Overview: Economics is the study of how people satisfy their wants in the face of limited resources. One way to think about economics is that it is a consistent set of methods and tools that is valuable in analyzing certain types of problems related to decision-making, resource allocation, and the production and distribution of goods and services. There are two main branches of economics,
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Clifford during the Spring '11 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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