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 and to apply that reasoning to the challenges of our time. This fall, in this remarkable year 2020, we will double down on the theme of our textbook: the economics of a changing world.
This website (found at go/ec155), 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. Background for your research papers can be found here. Finally, this page has supporting information about the course, including my Fall 2020 office hours (also posted below).
Good luck in this course. I am looking forward to it.
Professor Jon Isham
Class meetings: Tuesdays (Zoom Sessions) and Thursdays (Library 105); 9:25 – 10:50
and 11:10 – 12:25
Fall 2020 Office Hours via Zoom
Mondays, 9:00 – 11:00 and Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00
and by appointment