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2 - Intro Lecture

2 - Intro Lecture - Econ 304 Personal Economics and Public...

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Econ. 304: Personal Economics and Public Policy Professor Mark Killingsworth [email protected] 201B NJ Hall, CAC 732-932-7794
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Office hours 1-3 pm Tuesdays Quizzes (15% each), midterm (35%), (final (35%) Terribly sorry, but: No cellphones, no laptops, no talking Course website : http://econweb.rutgers.edu/killings (If you forget this, go to economics.rutgers.edu and click on “faculty,” then look for my name) Check the website each Friday afternoon for readings and assignments for the coming week For next week : Blumenthal, pp. 1-37, 55-64 Angrist et al. reading, Lavy reading (available on Electronic Reserve at www.libraries.rutgers.edu) As soon as possible, get IRS Publication 17 (see syllabus)
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Organization of the course : Learning (K-12, university) • Consuming Working (or not) Raising a family Paying taxes, receiving transfers Staying healthy Borrowing, saving, investing, insuring In each case, we will emphasize both the individual decisionmaking, and the questions that are relevant to policymaking (e.g., the government).
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