Syllabus+Fall+2010+102 - Fall 2010 Section 2 Economics 102...

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Fall 2010 Economics 102 I NTRODUCTION TO M ICROECONOMICS 01:220:102:02 Section 2 Professor Douglas Blair 732-807-5248 Course web page: Online text and problem sets: Text site: Office hours (no appointment necessary—just drop in): Monday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 303a New Jersey Hall, College Avenue Campus Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 401 Hickman Hall, Douglass Campus Teaching Assistants Ms. Xiangjin Shen 421 New Jersey Hall Office hours: Wednesdays, 2:40 to 4:00 p.m. Mr. Cheng Gao 404 New Jersey Hall Office hours: Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:20 p.m. Required Purchases Buy at the Rutgers University Bookstore: iClicker classroom response system transmitter (also available at NJ Books) Bundled together: Aplia interactive instructional system and Paul Krugman and Robin Wells’s Microeconomics , Second Edition, 2009, $132.00 Beginning to use Aplia Go to . Click on Register New Student. Enter the Course Key: 4GH9- WD6U-KJMR. After “Blair – Introduction to Microeconomics, Fall 2010” appears as the Course Name, continue the registration process. (If you have used Aplia in a previous course, sign in with your usual e-mail address and password and enter the new Course Key when prompted. If you are not prompted for a new Course Key, click the Enter Course Key button to enroll in a new Aplia course.) Registering gains you access at Aplia to an online copy of the textbook. Notice that you need not pay immediately to use the site. While you could in principle rely solely on the digital version of the book, paying $80 to register with Aplia, I strongly urge you to buy the bundle in the bookstore, which includes the printed version. You will be spending many hours reading this book and it is much easier to do so with a real book in your hands than to stare at a computer display for long periods. The real cost of the book, moreover, is close to zero and may even be negative! The current prices offered by the leading online book vendors to buy back used copies of the new edition of Krugman and Wells are well above $40.
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- 2 - Course Goals This course will introduce you to the workings of market economies and to the distinctive methods of economics. You will gain familiarity with supply and demand analysis, learning both how to apply it and how to ground it in the careful modeling of rational behavior by consumers, firms, and other decision-makers. You will gain an appreciation of the way in which markets can efficiently coordinate the independent actions of buyers and sellers and, indeed, typically do so. You will acquire an understanding of the several ways in which markets can fail to allocate
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course ECON 220:102:02 taught by Professor Blair during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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Syllabus+Fall+2010+102 - Fall 2010 Section 2 Economics 102...

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