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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



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