ECN2802G, PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Dr. ALI R. MOSHTAGH
2371 COLEMAN HALL
(217) 581 - 2916
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An exploration of consumer behavior, of how firms decide upon profit maximizing price and output rates under various market conditions, and of the labor and capital markets.
A. INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF BASIC CONCEPTS
B. THE PRICE SYSTEM
D. INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
E. EFFICIENCY AND EXCHANGE
F. MARKET STRUCTURES
G. THE THEORY OF GAMES
H. EXTERNALITIES AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
I. THE ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION
J. LABOR MARKETS, POVERTY, AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION
K. THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY
L. PUBLIC GOODS AND TAX POLICY
M. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
METHODS OF EVALUATION:
3 Examinations @ 100 Points Each: 300 Points
In-Class Assignments: 20 points
Final Exam: 100 points
Total 420 Points
TEXTBOOK: Robert H. Frank and Ben S. Bernanke, Principles of Economics, Second Edition, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, N.Y., 2004.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR BOOKS TO CLASS!
NOTE 1: No exam grades will be eliminated. No exams will be made up unless arrangements have been made PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAM DATE. Messages left on my voice mail will not be considered as proper arrangements. Missed assignments will NOT be made up.
NOTE 2: If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations, please contact the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.