Pope.110 syllabus.winter2009

Pope.110 syllabus.winter2009 - 1Economics 110, Section 001,...

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1 Economics 110, Section 001 , Winter 2009 Economic Principles and Problems Professor: C. Arden Pope (142 FOB, Ex. 2-2157) Lectures: 8:00-8:50 am MWF 250 SWKT Lab: B090 JFSB; Lab hours will be provided during the first few days of class. Text: Mankiw NG. Principles of Economics. 4th ed. Thomson, 2007. Supp. Reading: Buchholz, Todd. New Ideas From Dead Economists . Plume, 1990. (Must read and turn in a two page book report.) Grading: 1 st Midterm Exam 25% 2 nd Midterm Exam 25% Final Exam 30% Book Report 7% In-class Quizzes and Assignments 13% Total 100% Date Topics Chapters Assignments Due Date Jan 5,7 Introduction, Economic Models 1, 2 HW1: 2:QR:1-6 Jan 16 Jan 9,12,14,16, 21,23 Consumer theory (utility max. indifference curves, individual and market demand curves, income and substitution effects, inferior goods, compliments vs substitutes) 21, 1 st half of 4 (Start Buchholz) HW2: 21:QR:1-7 21:PA:2,3,4 4:QR:2,4,5, Jan 28 Jan 26,28,30, Feb 2,4 Producer theory (profit max, production function, cost structures, firm and market supply curves etc) 13,14, 2 nd half of 4 HW 3 13:PA:2,4,5,7,8,9,10 14:PA:3,6,10, 4:QR:6,8,10,11 Feb. 6 Feb 5,6 1 st Midterm Exam (in testing center) ---- Feb 9,11,13,17 Supply and Demand, Elasticity, Competitive Markets, consumer surplus 3, 5, 6, 7 HW 4 5:PA:1,2,3,8,9 6:PA:1,2,3,8; 7:PA:1,8 Feb. 20 Feb 18,20,23,25 Externalities, Public Goods, Common Property Resources 10, 11 HW 5 10:PA:6,7 11:QR:2,4 Feb. 27 Feb 27, March 2,4,6,9,11 Imperfect competition (Monopoly, Price Discrimination, Natural Monopoly) 15, 16, 17 HW 6 15:PA:1,7 March 13 March 12, 13 2 nd Midterm Exam (in testing center) ---- March 16,18,20, 23,25,27,30 Macroeconomics I: The monetary system, measuring output, growth, inflation, employment, finance. 29, 30, 23, 24, 25 HW 7 30:QR:1,2,3,4,5,6,7 23:PA:6,7,8 24:PA: 2,3 April 1 March 25 Book report is due ---- April 1,3,6,8,10 Macroeconomics II: macroeconomic policy 27,28,36 HW 8 27:PA:1,2; 28:PA:2,3 April 15 April 13 Economics, ethics, stewardship ----
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April 17-22 Final exam (in testing center during finals week) ---- Teaching Assistants: If you need to contact the TAs with questions or concerns, you can reach them by email at the following addresses:
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