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Unformatted text preview: E CON 101.01 – F ALL 2011 I NTRODUCTION TO M ICROECONOMIC A NALYSIS Prof. Michael Potepan Phone: 415.338.2833 Office location: 149 HSS Fax: 415.338.1057 Office hours: Mon: 11-12 am; 3-4 pm email: [email protected] Wed: 11-12 am; 1-2 pm R EQUIRED T EXT Introduction to Microeconomics, 4 th Edition Dolan, Edwin G. BVT Publishing. 2011. Study Guide to accompany Introduction to Microeconomics, 4 th Edition Dolan, Edwin G. BVT Publishing. 2011. C OURSE O VERVIEW This an introductory micro economics course. There is no prerequisite and I start off assuming that this is your first economics course. We will focus on basic economic theories and applications concerned with individual decision-making, and the economics of buying and selling in different types of markets. We will also focus on governmental policies to evaluate their true benefits and costs to society as a whole. M ATHEMATICAL / QUANTITATIVE A PPROACH Economics is a quantitative discipline and uses mathematical analysis as a tool to understand social behavior. We will be sticking to relatively simple mathematical tools in this course such as fractions, decimals, percentages, percentage changes, simple linear functions and equations, and graphs of simple functions. To see what’s needed, see the Appendix to Chapter 1: Working With Graphs, pp. 29-39 of the text. what’s needed, see the Appendix to Chapter 1: Working With Graphs, pp....
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