Instructor: Robin D. Hanson, Asst. Professor, Economics (firstname.lastname@example.org, http://hanson.gmu.edu)
Office Hours: Tu-Th 2-3pm. Also, I'm usually in at 10b Carow Hall. Call ahead (703-993-2326) if you want to be sure.
306 Intermediate Microeconomics (3:3:0). Prerequisites: ECON 103 and 104, and MATH 108 or 113. Basic factors of price and distribution theory, including analysis of demand, costs of production and supply relationships, and price and output determination under various market structures.(This course has been designated a "writing intensive course." Assignments will therefore be graded on writing quality in addition to content.)
Reccomended Texts: (None are required.)
Edgar K. Browning, Mark A. Zupan, Microeconomic Theory and Applications, Sixth Edition ISBN 0-471-36442-8, 1999 (There is also a related optional study guide for this text.) Sample price $55.
David D. Friedman, Hidden Order, The Economics of Everyday Life Harper Collins ISBN: 0-887-30885-6, 1997. Sample price $15.
(You can search for the lowest text price via ClickTheButton.)Major Dates: Paper due April 26. Exams in class Feb 22, Apr 19. Final is Thursday, May 3, 7:30 - 10:15 p.m..
|#||Week||Micro Ch.||H.O. Ch.||Topics||Note|
|1||Jan 18||1,2||2,4,5||Supply & Demand||HW1|
|2||Jan 25||2||6,7||Regulation of Supply & Demand||HW2|
|4||Feb 8||4||17||Welfare in Supply & Demand||HW4|
|5||Feb 15||19||18||Externalities & Public Goods||HW5|
|6||Feb 22||First Exam (on weeks 1-4)||EX1|
|8||Mar 8||Spring Break|
|7||Mar 15||16||12,13||Time & Uncertainty||HW6|
|9||Mar 20||6,7,8||1,9||Production||HW7 In Thompson Hall 106|
|11||Mar 29||13||11||Game Theory||HW9|
|13||Apr 12||3,5,18||3||Indifference Curves||HW11|
|14||Apr 19||Second Exam (on weeks 5-12)||EX2|
|15||Apr 26||21||Fanciful Economics, Review||Paper Due|
|16||May 3||Final Exam (on all weeks)||7:30 - 10:15 p.m.|
(This course fulfills in part the Writing-Intensive requirement in the Economics major. It does so in part through the paper and the weekly homework assingments.)