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DRAFT: PRELIMINARY AND INCOMPLETE:

Econ 2 Spring 2014

  • 40 min-5 min break-40 min format
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Week 0: Preliminaries

Week 1: Introduction: Essentials, ch. 1

  • W Jan 22 0: Lecture: Course Mechanics
  • W Jan 22 1: Lecture: Intellectual History
  • W Jan 22 2: Lecture: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Section 1: Discussion: Partha Dasgupta, Economics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Further Reading: Robert Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers

Week 2: Supply and Demand: Essentials, chs. 2, 3

  • M Jan 27 1: Examples: Market and Non-Market Allocations
  • M Jan 27 2: Examples: Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium
  • W Jan 29 1: Examples: The Slopes of Supply and Demand Curves
  • W Jan 29 2: Examples: Shifting Supply and Demand Curves
  • Section 2: Doing Problems: Supply and Demand Curves
  • Section 2: Assignment: Introductory Letter Due
  • Further Reading: Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Week 3: Analyzing Markets: Essentials, chs. 4, 5

  • M Feb 3 1: Examples: Price Ceilings and Price Floors
  • M Feb 3 2: Examples: Quotas and Taxes
  • W Feb 5 1: Examples: Elasticity and Revenue
  • W Feb 5 2: Examples: Incidence
  • Section 3: Doing Problems: Market Blockages, Elasticity, and Incidence
  • Further Reading: Friedrich von Hayek, "Competition as a Discovery Procedure"; Friedrich von Hayek, "The Use of Knowledge in Society"

Week 4: Surplus and Adjustment: Essentials, ch. 6, 7, 8

  • M Feb 10: Problem Set: 1: Supply, Demand, Equilibrium, and Surplus
  • M Feb 10 1: Examples: Consumer Surplus
  • M Feb 10 2: Examples: Producer Surplus
  • W Feb 12 1: Examples: Supply: From the Short Run to the Long Run
  • W Feb 12 2: Examples: Producer and Consumer Surplus in the Long Run
  • Section 4: Doing Problems: Short Run-Long Run and Producer-Consumer Surplus
  • Further Reading: Ernst Fehr,and Antonio Rangel "Neuroeconomic Foundations of Economic Choice--Recent Advances"; David Colander, "Retrospectives: Edgeworth's Hedonimeter and the Quest to Measure Utility"

Week 5: Distribution and Externalities: chs. 9, 10

  • W Feb 19: Problem Set: 2: Market Blockages and Consumer and Producer Surplus
  • W Feb 19 1: Examples: Distribution
  • W Feb 19 2: Examples: Externalities
  • Section 5: Doing Problems: Distribution and Externalities
  • Further Reading: Ronald Coase, "The Problem of Social Cost"; Lawrence Goulder, "Markets for Pollution Allowances: What Are the (New) Lessons?"; Jonathan Leape, "The London Congestion Charge"

Week 6: Externalities and Organization: chs. 11, 12

  • M Feb 24: Problem Set 3: Distribution and Externalities
  • M Feb 24 1: Lecture: Why Do We Have Businesses?: Coordination, Fixed Factors and Increasing Returns, Market Power
  • M Feb 24 2: Examples: Monopoly
  • W Feb 26 1: Examples: Monopolistic Competition
  • W Feb 26 2: Examples: Oligopoly and Strategy
  • Section 6: Doing Problems: Monopolistic Competition, etc.
  • Further Reading: Ronald Coase, "The Theory of the Firm"; Martin Weitzman, "Prices vs. Quantities"

Week 7: International Economics: ch. 13

  • M Mar 3: Problem Set 4: Monopolistic Competition, etc.
  • M Mar 3 1: Lecture: Research and Development
  • M Mar 3 2: Examples: Intellectual Property and Alternatives
  • W Mar 5 1: Examples: International Trade
  • W Mar 5 2: Examples: Industrial Policy
  • Section 7: Discussion: Milton and Rose Director Friedman, Free to Choose and Tom Slee, Nobody Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart (first halves)
  • Further Reading: Petra Moser, "Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History"; Liran Einav and Jonathan Levin, "Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report"

Week 8: The Borders. Of Micro: Sociology and Moral Philosophy

  • M Mar 10: Problem Set: 5: Monopoly etc.
  • M Mar 10 1: Examples: Inequality and Well-Being
  • M Mar 10 2: Examples: Labor Market Institutions
  • W Mar 12 1: Lecture: What We Have Left Out of Micro…
  • W Mar 12 2: Pre-Midterm Review
  • Section 8: Pre-Midterm Review
  • Further Reading: Mary C. Daly et al., "A Search and Matching Approach to Labor Markets: Did the Natural Rate of Unemployment Rise?"; Miles Corak, "Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility"

Week 9: Introduction to Macroeconomics: chs. 14, 15, 16

  • M Mar 17 1 & 2: Midterm
  • W Mar 19 1: Lecture: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • W Mar 19 2: Lecture: Aggregate Demand and the Income-Expenditure Framework
  • Section 9: Discussion: Milton and Rose Director Friedman, Free to Choose and Tom Slee, Nobody Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart (second halves)
  • Further Reading: John Maynard Keynes, "The General Theory of Employment"; Jacob Viner, "Mr. Keynes on the Causes of Unemployment"; Dennis Robertson, "Some Notes on Mr. Keynes' General Theory of Employment"; Wassily Leontief, "The Fundamental Assumption of Mr. Keynes' Monetary Theory of Unemployment"; and F.W. Taussig, "Employment and the National Dividend".

Week 10: Aggregate Demand and Supply: chs. 17, 18

  • M Mar 31: Problem Set: 6: National Income Accounting and the Circular Flow
  • M Mar 31 1: Examples: The Keynesian Cross
  • M Mar 31 2: Examples: The Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Interest Rate Expectations, Interest Rate Spreads, and Aggregate Demand
  • W Apr 2 1: Lecture: Origins of the Lesser Depression
  • W Apr 2 2: Lecture: Stemming the Lesser Depression
  • Section 10: Doing Problems: Short-Run Macro Models
  • Section 10: Assignment: Friedman & Friedman/Slee Paper Due
  • Further Readeoding: Alan Blinder, After the Music Stopped

Week 11: The Lesser Depression

  • M Apr 7 1: Lecture: The Second (European) Wave of the Lesser Depression
  • M Apr 7 2: Lecture: Slow Recovery from the Lesser Depression
  • W Apr 9 1: Examples: Inflation Economics: Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
  • W Apr 9 2: Examples: Inflation Economics: Aggregate Supply and the Phillips Curve
  • Section 11: Discussion: Paul Seabright, In the Company of Strangers (second half)
  • Further Reading: Gary Gorton, Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007

Week 12: Public Finance

  • M Apr 14: Problem Set: 7: Macro Models: Aggregate Demand, Supply Shocks, and Phillips Curves
  • M Apr 14 1: Lecture: Budget Economics: Taxes, Spending, Debt, Inflation, Financial Repression, Default
  • M Apr 14 2: Examples: Budget Economics: The Proper Size of Government and of Government Debt
  • W Apr 16 1: Lecture/Examples: Growth Economics: The Malthusian Era
  • W Apr 16 2: Lecture/Examples: Growth Economics: The Industrial Revolution
  • Section 12: Discussion: Paul Seabright, In the Company of Strangers (second half)
  • Further Reading: Aviva Aron-Dine et al., "The RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Three Decades Later"; 2014 CBO Economic and Budget Outlook

Week 13: Economic Growth

  • M Apr 21: Problem Set 8: The Government Budget
  • M Apr 21 1: Lecture/Examples: Growth Economics: Origins of the International Economic Order
  • M Apr 21 2: Lecture/Examples: Growth Economics: Long-Run Growth
  • W Apr 23 1: Lecture/Examples: Growth Economics: Increasing Returns and Intellectual Property
  • W Apr 23 2: Lecture/Examples: Growth Economics: Inequality and Well-Being
  • Section 13: Doing Problems: Growth Models
  • Further Reading: Dani Rodrik, "Diagnostics before Prescription"; Angus Deaton, "Understanding the Mechanisms of Economic Development"; Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian, "The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas"

Week 14: Review

  • M Apr 28: Problem Set: 9: Growth Models
  • M Apr 28 1: Lecture: What to Remember About Microeconomics
  • M Apr 28 2: Lecture: What to Remember About Macroeconomics
  • W Apr 30 1: Final Review I
  • W Apr 30 2: Final Review II
  • Section 14: Final Review

Week 15: Reading Period

  • W May 7: Assignment: Final Paper: Analysis of at Least One "Further Reading" Article or Book

Week 16: Final Exam

  • F May 16: 8-11 AM: FINAL EXAM XVII

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