Schedule and assignments

Week 1

Wednesday, September 16 

Friday, September 18 

Week 2

Monday, September 21

Wednesday, September 23 

Friday, September  25

  • Mankiw, Chapter 4 – The Market Forces of Supply and Demand

Week 3

Monday, September 28

Wednesday, September 30

Friday, October 2 – NO CLASS – Problem set 1 due in my office by 5:00PM

Week 4

Monday, October 5 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 6 – Supply, Demand and Government Policies (part 1)

Wednesday, October 7 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 6 – Supply, Demand and Government Policies (part 2)

Friday, October 9

  • Review of material
  • Problem set 2 due in my office by 5:00PM

Week 5

Monday, October 12 – First mid-term exam at 7:00PM in Gifford Lecture Hall (our regular classroom)

Wednesday, October 14 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 7 – Consumers, Producers and the Efficiency of Markets

Friday, October 16 

Week 6

Monday, October 19

Wednesday, October 21

Friday, October 23 – NO CLASS (Fall break)

Week 7

Monday, October 26 

  • Completion of discussion of international trade
  • Making Trade More Inclusive.” Anabel Gonzalez. The Trade Post: Making International Trade Work for Development.” September 30, 2015.
  • Mankiw, Chapter 10 – Externalities (Section 10.1)

Wednesday,October 28

Friday, October 30 

Week 8

Monday, November 2

  • A Tale of Two Fisheries.” John Tierney. The New York Times. August 27, 2000.
  • Problem set 3 due in my office by 5:00PM

Wednesday, November 4 – Second mid-term exam at 7:00PM in BiHall 104

  • Review of material in class

Friday, November 6 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 13 – The Costs of Production

Week 9

Monday, November 9 

  • On the economics of food and food systems (part 1)

Wednesday, November 11

  • Getting started with your research projects

Friday, November 13

Week 10

Monday, November 16

  • Mankiw, Chapter 15 – Monopoly (part 1)

Wednesday, November 18

  • Mankiw, Chapter 15 – Monopoly (part 2)

Friday, November 20

  • Review of material and discussion of projects

Week 11 (Thanksgiving week)

Monday, November 23

  • Mankiw, Chapter 16 – Monopolistic competition
  • Problem set 4 due in my office by 5:00PM

Week 12

Monday. November 30

  • Mankiw, Chapter 17 – Oligopoly

Wednesday, December 2

  • Mankiw, Chapter 18 -The Markets for Factors of Production

Friday, December 4

  • Mankiw, Chapter 19 – Earnings and Discrimination

Week 13

Monday, December 7 

Wednesday, December 9

  • Review of material and course evaluations

Friday, December 11

  • NO CLASS
  • Problem set 5 due in my office by 5:00PM

FINAL PROJECT DUE BY THE END OF EXAM PERIOD: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, at 5:00 PM, INCLUDING PUBLIC PRESENTATION.