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101Lecture01F'07post - Professor Bogan ECO 101 Lecture 1...

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Professor Bogan ECO 101 Lecture 1 OVERVIEW, SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM PROCEDURAL ITEMS: Pick up course outline, printed slides and Pequod packet slip from front stage Precepts start this Thursday, September 20. (We run Thurs. Fri . Mon.) Precept assignments with rooms will be posted on Blackboard and in the basement of Fisher Hall Organizer: Antonella Tutino [email protected] Ms Tutino does all new precept assignments and all changes in precepts
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2 The Economist is available online for free to all Princeton students There will be 2 to 7 articles assigned each week. The assigned articles will be listed on Thursday’s slides and thus posted on Blackboard. Your exams will contain questions about these assigned articles.
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3 Grading Problem sets are graded 10-6 if you do it. Zero if not turned in when due Average of problem sets directly enters the possible final 100 points Midterm exam enters final course average as .35 times points received out of 100 Participation in precept 1-5 of final points Final exam enters final course average as .5 times points received out of 100
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4 More on Grading and you have a text and a packet Less than 30% of the class get A’s. About half get B+ or better. That is, the median grade is the line between B and B+. Suppose the top grade is a 98 and the median grade an 80, then B, B-,C+ and C lie between 80 and 62; 57-62 would be a C- 52-57 a D and below 52 an F Baumol and Blinder Macroeconomics 10th edition Earlier editions are fine, hardback or paperback All assignments are in the packet, purchased from Pequod The assignments vary each semester so buy a Packet
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Why study economics? A knowledge of economics is essential to understanding the behavior of people and nations. There is an economic aspect to anything that happens from STDs to national disasters like hurricanes or global warming ( http://www.american.com/archive/2007/july-0707/sexonomics- from-asymmetric-information-to-positive-externalities/? searchterm=Emily%20Sands)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ECO 101 taught by Professor Elizabethc.bogan during the Fall '08 term at Princeton.

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101Lecture01F'07post - Professor Bogan ECO 101 Lecture 1...

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