INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS (
and Required Reading
D. Hamermesh, 2.162 BRB (second building north of Gregory Gym)
Tuesday, 1:15-2:45, Wednesday 1:45-3:15, or by appointment
To be announced in class.
G. Stone, Core Microeconomics, with Course Tutor
. Worth, 2011, 2
D. Hamermesh, Economics Is Everywhere
. Worth, 2010 (paper)
and the three are packaged as 1-4292-4433-X. These can be purchased online, including
from the publisher at a discount at:
Course Packet of materials for ECO 304K with D. Hamermesh, to be downloaded by you
from the website listed near the top of this page.
There will be two 75-minute-long exams in class,
The first will be all short essay; the second will be part short essay, part multiple-choice.
will be multiple-choice quizzes (8 in total) in class
Thursdays, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct.
27, Nov. 3, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.
The final exam will be TUES
Please do not plan to leave campus before that date.
CONFLICTS WITH OTHER FINAL EXAMS or a compelling personal reason, you must take the final
exam at this time.
The final will be entirely multiple-choice.
All tests will include questions based on
Copies of past tests are in the course packet along with suggested answers to them.
Quiz answers will
be posted on the website the afternoon of the quiz. The website will also contain an occasional
“Economic Thought of the Day”—consult it regularly!
Most of these can also be read, along with
interesting thoughts by other economists, at
Also, I will send
occasional announcements/reminders through email.
Possible Grades are A, A-, B+, B, B-, etc.
: The quizzes count 15 percent in total, with the lowest two scores being discarded (including
up to two missed quizzes).
Each midterm counts 20 percent; the final exam counts 40 percent. (There
are no make-up quizzes or midterms.)
The remaining 5 percent of the grade is based on an original
. The course grade is based on total points, not 90-80-70 etc.; thus on a midterm, the highest
B+ is only very slightly different from the lowest A-, etc.
If you miss a midterm, your course grade will continue to be based 15 percent on the quizzes, 20
percent on the other midterm, 5 percent on the “Story,” but 60 percent of the grade will be based on the
final exam. Scores on quizzes and exams will be available on eGradeBook.
The “Hammer Homer”