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Ust 300 - Economics of Policy Analysis
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SYLLABUS URBAN STUDIES 300 ECONOMICS OF POLICY ANALYSIS Spring Semester 2007 Professor Dr Larry Ledebur Class Tuesday and Thursday 1 00 2 50 PM Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 3 00 5 00 Wednesdays 4 00 6 00 PM and by appointment Office Urban 307 Phone 216 687 4551 Email ledebur urban csuohio edu Course Description This course is an introduction to microeconomics and public policy Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and interact in the market place The course is designed to build the analytical tools of microeconomics and apply them to major public policy issues such as the minimum wage rent controls income distribution taxes tariffs pollution public goods price discrimination and traffic congestion In this course you will develop a basic understanding of microeconomic theory and the way it is applied to policy issues The goal of the course is to help students understand the basics of how economists think about behavior outcomes and markets and how they approach policy analysis Required Text N Gregory Mankiw Principles of Microeconomics Accessing Lectures and Supplemental Materials Lectures can be accessed on the College s N drive using the following instructions Open your web browser Type in the following as the web address ftp urban csuohio edu utility Click on the UST 300 folder You will need to have the PowerPoint application to open the lectures You can save materials to your hard drive if you wish or simply print out the presentation Evaluation First Exam February 8 Second Exam February 27 Third Exam March 27 Fourth Exam April 19 Final Exam May 8 Class Attendance and Participation 22 22 22 22 24 10 The lowest grade on the first four exams will be excluded from the calculation of the final average Policies Students are expected to attend class and take exams at the scheduled times The material discussed in class will be covered on the exams Attendance is important One point will be deducted from the final grade for each class module missed and an additional point for not participating in the discussion Missing five class modules therefore will result in a deduction of ten points in the final grade Cell Phones Do not leave your cell phones on during class period If there is an emergency requiring you to do so you must inform the instructor prior to class ASSIGNMENTS January 16 January 18 Preface To the Student Chapter 1 Ten Principles of Economics January 23 January 25 Chapter 2 Thinking Like an Economist Chapter 4 The Market Forces of Supply and Demand January 30 February 1 Chapter 5 Elasticity and Its Application Chapter 6 Supply Demand and Government Policies February 6 February 8 Chapter 7 Consumers Producers the Efficiency of Markets Exam February 13 February 15 Chapter 8 Application The Costs of Taxation Chapter 10 Externalities February 20 February 22 Chapter 11 Public Goods and Common Resources Chapter 12 The Design of the Tax System February 27 March 1 Exam Chapter 13 The Costs of Production March 6 March 8 Chapter 14 Firms in Competitive Markets Chapter 15 Monopoly March 13 March 15 Spring Break Spring Break March 20 March 22 Chapter 16 Oligopoly Chapter 17 Monopolistic Competition March 27 March 29 Exam Chapter 18 The Market for Factors of Production April 3 April 5 Chapter 19 Earnings and Discrimination Chapter 20 The Distribution of Income April 10 April 12 Chapter 21 The Theory of Consumer Choice Chapter 22 Frontiers of Microeconomics April 17 April 19 Exam Chapter 9 Application International Trade April 24 April 26 Globalization Distributed Materials No Class May 1 May 3 Introduction to Urban Economics No assignment Review May 8 Final Exam


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