Econ 1 - UCSC Intro to Microeconomics - Nick Lovett


Econ 1- Introduction to Microeconomics
Prof Nick Lovett - Class Syllabus (pdf)





Turning in Homework - Due Dates
  • Turn in at Curtis' section before the due date.  
  • Or at the start of lecture on the due date. 
  • Or, at the latest, email to Econ1HW@gmail.com by the due date and time. 






Homework Two due Wednesday July 11 by 1:00PM



Homework Three
 due Wednesday July 18 by 1:00PM



Homework Four ~ due Wed July 25th by 1pm
  • Chapter 12 - 10 (perhaps 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15)
  • Chapter 13 - 13 (perhaps 4, 6, 10, 12)
  • Chapter 14 - 10 (perhaps 6, 7, 8, 11)
  • Chapter 15 - ...
  • Chapter 16 - 4 & 5 (perhaps 7, 10, 11, 12)




Lecture Notes ~ notes by Nick Lovett
*notes are not available by request of their author. 















*notes are not available by request of their author.  

















   Office Hours      

    Nick's Office Hours
    E2, Room 405G
     Friday just before and after lecture. 

    Curtis' Office Hours
    E2, Room 403 (map)
     Thursday 1-2pm E2, Room 403 (or 491)


   My Sections  

     Tuesday at 12:00 - 1:15pm
     E2 Room 194

    eduroam Campus wifi
    EduRoam wireless internet set-up instructions. 


    Tentative Exam & Due Dates  

     Mid-Term - July 11
     Papers due - July 23
     Final - July 27
        ~same time, same place. 


    MSI Meeting Times  

     Mon & Wed, 12 - 1:00pm 
     ARC Center (map)
     with Dayna vogy
    


 Possible articles

  1. Delaware as Corporate Tax Haven
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/business/how-delaware-thrives-as-a-corporate-tax-haven.html?ref=business 
  2. Gaokao (entrance examination), Supply and Demand for China's Spots in Universities
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/world/asia/burden-of-chinas-college-entrance-test-sets-off-wide-debate.html?_r=1&hpw 
  3. River Damming Pro's and Con's Trade-offs etc
    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120627-dammed-if-you-do 
  4. Australian Carbon Tax
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18662560
  5. States hoping to boost Tax Revenues via Gambling (Radio news story)
    http://www.npr.org/2012/06/26/155751309/the-economics-of-gambling
  6. Joseph Stiglitz on Growing Inequality (Radio Interview)
    http://www.npr.org/2012/06/05/154345390/growing-economic-inequality-endangers-our-future
  7. US Russia Tractor Trade
    http://www.npr.org/2012/05/15/152707180/from-iowa-to-russia-tractors-build-economic-bridge
  8. Who Killed Lard
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/02/03/146356117/who-killed-lard
  9. Left-Over Women
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130833495
  10. Skilled Factory Workers Hard to Find
    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/skilled-factory-workers-hard-find
  11. Master Lock Stays in Wisconsin
    http://www.npr.org/2012/02/15/146907545/in-sourcing-reasons-click-for-master-lock
    http://www.npr.org/2012/02/15/146944905/obama-hails-master-lock-for-bringing-jobs-home
  12. Crime and Economics
    http://chicagomaroon.com/2012/05/25/the-economics-of-crime-with-gary-becker/
  13. Bolinas Water Meters
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/us/14bolinas.html
  14. Healthcare Individual Mandate as Sin Tax
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/frame
    _game/2012/07/the_health_care_individual_mandate
    _is_a_sin_tax_not_a_penalty_.html
  15. Rent Controlled Apartments and Shortages
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/realestate/rent-stabilized-apartments-ever-more-elusive.html
  16. Minimum Wage Pay for Civil Servants (2 stories)
    http://www.npr.org/2012/07/07/156416876/
    scrantons-public-workers-pay-cut-to-minimum-wage

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/07/10/156509668/
    scranton-workers-see-pay-slashed-to-minimum-wage
  17. Opportunity Costs of Time
    "Why Yuppies Worry More..."
    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/why-only-yuppies-feel-busy-an-economic-theory/259534/ 
  18. Mechanical Turk: "Capitalism’s Brave New World"
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/capitalism-s-brave-new-world_648222.html
  19. Amazon: Delivery Time vs. Taxes  




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