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Principles of Microeconomics

Spring 2009

Instructor:
James Murray
Office: 505 Murphy Center (enter through 501)
Office hours: 9:30am-10:30am and 1pm-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Phone: 608-796-3365
E-mail: jmmurray@viterbo.edu
 

Syllabus

Exams
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Final Exam

Quizzes / Worksheets / Homework

Quiz: Production Possibilities

In Class Exercise: Food Prices

In Class Exercise: Costs and Labor Demand

Excel Homework Excel Sheet

News Reports
Description (pdf)
Example News Report (pdf)
Writing Center Verification Form (pdf)

Additional Readings

Thurow, Roger. "Makeshift Cuisinart Makes a Lot Possible in Impoverished Mali". Wall Street Journal. July 26, 2002. (restricted access)

"Food Prices - Cheap No More". The Economist December 8, 2007. (restricted access)
In-class exercise on this article.

Block, Walter. "Rent Controls" The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Class Notes

Introduction to Microeconomics: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Supply and Demand: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Elasticity: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Government Policy, Efficiency, and Welfare: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Optimal Consumer Behavior: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Production and costs: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Labor Markets: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Perfect Competition: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Monopoly: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Monopolistic Competition: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Externalities: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Public and Common Goods: Presentation, Printer Friendly