Welcome to EC155. The objective of this course is that each student learns how to use microeconomic reasoning to analyze individual, group, and societal behavior in a wide range of settings. This fall, we will pursue this objective with a traditional set of material – reading, problem sets, midterms – as well as a community-based project on economic development in the town of Middlebury.
This website, which we will build during the semester, serves several purposes. First, this website includes the material found in a standard syllabus: information about course requirements and readings. It also includes an ongoing weekly schedule, which will document current topics, required and recommended readings, course assignments, and handouts. The courses four problem sets will be found here. Finally, this page has supporting information about the course, including my fall 2014 office hours
Good luck in this course. I am looking forward to it.
Professor of Economics
Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship
118 South Main Street
(p) 802 443 3238
jisham at middlebury.edu