Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was mainly focused on lectures and homeworks. The lecture part mainly focused on powerpoint slides. The blackboard was also used to understand key materials and to learn to draw graphs for models. The background knowledge of economics is not expected or required, but it will be better if the student remembers basic models discussed in introductory economic classes. The exams may seem hard, but if you read the book, went to all lectures, went to office hours for help, completed and understood all homeworks, there should not be a problem for this course.
This course seemed easy to understand to students who have taken E303 before taking this course. I at first struggled, as some things were new and in the end, a part of game theory was discussed that takes part in international trade.
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Advice for students:
Make sure that you do not miss the lectures. Everything that comes up on homework are mainly from lecture. This is an intermediate level of Economics course for undergraduate students and if, a class is missed, that may mean that the particular student may receive only up to a 50 or 0 on just the homeworks. If you think that you know something about what the professor asks during lecture, make sure to participate. Participation is one key factor that many students forget about in an economics class. You need to participate , so the professor will know that some students actually understand what he or she is saying.