SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentIntegrated Curriculum by Dept. of Economics
Course NameEconomics
InstructorTSAI CHI-YUAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

 



Tentative Course Outline:



















































































































Week



Dates



Topics



Chapter



1



9/11



Introduction of the course



 



2



9/18



 ten principles of economics



Thinking like an economist



The Theory of Consumer Choice



1, 2, 21



3



9/25



The Theory of Consumer Choice



(Homework 1 will be distributed)



21



5



10/2



The market forces of supply and demand



4



6



10/9



Elasticity and its application



5



7



10/16



FIRST MIDTERM (Ch. 1-6)


 

8



10/23



Supply, demand and government policies



6



9



10/30



Consumers, Producers, and the efficiency of the market Application: The costs of taxation



(Homework 2 will be distributed)



7,8



10



11/6



Externalities



10



11



11/13



Public goods and common resources



11



12



11/20



SECOND MIDTERM (Ch. 7-14)


 
13 11/27

The costs of production



Firms in competitive markets


13,14

14



12/4



Monopoly



15



15



12/11



Monopolistic competition



Oligopoly



16, 17



16



12/18



The markets of the factors of production



(Homework 3 will be distributed)



18



17



12/25



Optional chapters and Review session for the final


 

18



1/4



JOINT FINAL EXAM (Cumulative)


 


 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

TBD


Requirement/Grading

  • Participation and in-class quiz (7 to 10): 15 percent (If you miss more than half of the quizzes, you will get no credit for the quiz).

  • Homework (3): 18 percent

  • Investment game: 8 percent

  • Midterm 1: 12 percent

  • Midterm 2: 12 percent

  • Final exam: 35 percent

  • The Final is on January 4th, 2019. Please do not take this course if you are not able to attend it.


Textbook & Reference

 



“Principles of Economics” by Gregory Mankiw.


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