2 - Intro Lecture

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

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Econ. 304: Personal Economics and Public Policy Professor Mark Killingsworth mrk@rci.rutgers.edu 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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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course ECON 364 taught by Professor Killingsworth during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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