Eco 301 - Intermediate Micro Theory


I am currently using Angel Class Management System . I will no longer update these web pages for my classes.  Students in my class should use Angel to get current notes.




Historical Housing prices
Selling Stocks High




If your are interested in reading about what the heck is going on in the financial sector here is a good link to Freakonomics Blog.
This explains why banks and financial institutions are going bankrupt or taken over by the Federal Government.


Some hints when writing papers:
Read the paper out loud.  If it sounds funny to your ear it will sound funny to the reader.
Run the spell check.
Have someone proofread the paper for you before you hand it in.




Book recommendation

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economists Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.
Steven D Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner  2005 HarperCollins.

If you do a google search you can read some reviews.

Here is a sample of the chapters.
What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?
How is the Ku  Klux Klan like a group of real-estate agents.
Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?
Where have all the criminals gone.
What makes a perfect parent?
Perfect Parenting, PartII Would a Roshanda by any other name smell as sweet?

* Syllabus
* Course description
LINKS TO THE CHAPTER NOTES FOLLOWS THE CLASS REVIEW QUESTIONS

 The first five chapters of this book can be found on line at the following web site  Microecomomics chapters 1-5 try this for a link www.prenhall.com/pindyck/  you will have to copy and past this into your browser for some reason I can't get it to link.  

Links to Chapter notes:

Links to current economic news stories.

Business Week
New York Times
Yahoo Economics and Business
CNN News
Time Magazine
Washington Post

Review materials on the web


* Explorations in Economic Demand and Explorations in Economic Supply (by Kim Sosin)
An online example of demand and supply analysis with discussion questions.
* Exploring Supply and Demand (by Kim Sosin)
An online quiz that tests basic demand and supply concepts.

Online introductory economics texts:

 
* Essential Principles of Economics: A Hypermedia Approach by Roger A. McCain (Drexel University)
This online hypermedia text contains a good discussion of introductory economics topics.
Larry Spizman - spizman@oswego.edu

Department of Economics, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126