Introduction to Economic Analysis
Jeffrey Parker, Reed College
Economics humbles its practitioners both in their optimism and in their doubts. The experience of being disastrously wrong is salutory; no economist should be denied it, and not many are.
Information relevant to the class will be posted here. You should bookmark this page to make sure that you do not miss these notices.
- [11/29] I have posted a set of review questions for the final exam. There are quite a lot of them (< 100) so plan to take some time considering them.
- [11/11] Questions on growth for discussion in class
- [11/9] Questions for discussion in class today
- [10/29] Outline of topics for second midterm exam
- [10/28] Some problems to work in lieu of a problem set for exam week.
- [10/21] Present-value questions for class.
- [10/14] Final-exam game for discussion in conference
- [10/8] Coded grade file is now posted. Follow the instrutions to compute your code number and see your grades on cases, problem sets, and the midterm.
- [10/3] Review and help sessions this weekend
- Saturday 10:30-11:30: Jeff (link to recording is with conference recordings on Moodle site)
- Saturday 2-3 (Evian), 5-6 (Lauren) [use work session link]
- Sunday 11-12 (Evian), 1-3 (Lauren and Shisham) [use work session link]
- [10/2] Questions for conference on long-run perfect competition (discussed in class)
- [10/1] The link for the review session on Saturday at 10:30 is here.
- [9/30] Questions for conference on short-run competitive firm (discussed in class)
- [9/23] Questions for conference on consumer equilibrium (discussed in class)
- [9/16] My analysis of the experiment results is now posted: 10:05 section 11:10 section
- [9/10] Problem Set #2, which is an analysis of the double-auction experiment, is now posted, along with the spreadsheet containing the results.
- [9/4] Interactive conferences questions to be done in class today are here.
- [8/24] I would like everyone to read Partha Dasgupta's book Economics: A Very Short Introduction before the second class session (Wednesday, September 2). It is available through the Library as an e-book at this link, or can be purchased (cheaply) through the Reed Bookstore or online.
- [8/24] The Economics Department has a mailing list "econseminar" that is used to keep economics students informed of events, activities, job opportunities, etc. I recommend that you sign up for the list at https://groups.google.com/a/groups.reed.edu/d/forum/econseminar.