ECN2802G, PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Dr. ALI R. MOSHTAGH

amoshtagh@eiu.edu

2605 COLEMAN HALL

(217) 581 - 2719

OFFICE HOURS:

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.

COURSE OUTLINE:

A. INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF BASIC CONCEPTS

B. THE PRICE SYSTEM

C. ELASTICITY

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.