Schedule and assignments

Week 1

Monday, September 8 

Wednesday, September 10 

Friday, September 12

Week 2

Monday, September 15 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 3 – Interdependence and Gains from Trade

Wednesday, September 17 

Friday, September 19 

Week 3

Monday, September  22

  • Problem set 1 due in class

Wednesday, September 24

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

Friday, September 26 

  • Meeting with Jamie Gaucher and Hannah Bristol

Week 4

Monday, September 29 

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

Wednesday, October 1 – First mid-term exam at 7:00PM in TBD

  • Review of material in class

Friday, October 3

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

Week 5

Monday, October 6 

Wednesday, October 8

Friday, October 10 

Week 6

Monday, October 13 – FALL BREAK 

Wednesday, October 15

  • Meeting with Hannah Bristol

Friday, October 17

  • Reading about economic development and the town of Middlebury
  • Meeting with Hannah Bristol and Jamie Gaucher and leaders from the town of Middlebury

Week 7

Monday, October 20 and required attendance of 12:30 talk from Peter Barnes

Wednesday, October 22

Friday, October 24 

  • Capital in the 21st Century. Thomas Piketty. Harvard University Press. 2014. [Watch the short video and read the blurb.]
  • Mankiw, Chapter 12 – The Design of the Tax System

Week 8

Monday, October 27

Wednesday, October 29 – Second mid-term exam at 7:00PM in TBD

  • Review of material in class

Friday, October 31 

  • First set of interviews due

Week 9

Monday, November 3 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 13 – The Costs of Production

Wednesday, November 5 

Friday, November 7 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 14 – Firms in Competitive Markets

Week 10

Monday, November 10 

  • Mankiw, Chapter 15 – Monopoly (part 1)

Wednesday, November 12

  • Mankiw, Chapter 15 – Monopoly (part 2)

Friday, November 14 

  • Chapter 17 – Oligopoly

Week 11

Monday, November 17

  • Problem set 3 due in class

Wednesday, November 19

Friday, November 21

  • In class: third mid-term

Week 12

Monday, November 24

  • Work on projects

Wednesday, November 26 and 28 – Thanksgiving Break 

Week 13

Monday, December 1 

  • Review of project goals

Wednesday, December 3 

  • Work on projects

Friday, December 5

  • Presenting your projects – the ‘two slide’ panel 



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