ECON 136, International Economics, Fall 2016
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assignments and announcements.
Class time & place
ENGR 401, Mon/Wed, 9:00-10:15 AM, Aug. 24 to Dec. 12.
- Instructor: Warren C. Gibson
- Ph D. Engineering; M.A. Economics
- email: warren(at)gibson2.com
- Office hours: time and place TBD.
Syllabus and text
The syllabus is
Your text is Sawyer and Sprinkle, “Applied International Economics,” 4th ed.,
Routledge 2014, available in the following versions
- Hardback: ISBN 978-0-415-74620-5
- Paperback: ISBN 978-0-415-74621-2
- e-book: ISBN 978-0-415-79752-6
Previous versions of the text will not work.
Homework (15% of your grade)
You will have weekly homework assignments which will typically require four
to six hours of work. They are to be submitted in class, usually on Monday.
The homework you submit must be your own work. Identical text answers
will be consider prima facie
evidence of copying.
I will give short quizzes in class most weeks.
There is no makeup on quizzes but I will drop several of your lowest quiz
Midterm exams (each 20%)
In class, Oct. 12 and Nov. 15. No Scantron forms.
I may increase your grade to the next level at my discretion,
based on my recollection of your participation in class
Final exam (35%)
There will be a comprehensive final exam on Thur. Dec. 15 at 7:15 AM(!).
The Economics Department sponsors the Provocative Lecture series. Three
lectures are given each semester, and you can obtain extra credit by attending.
Assignments, announcements and downloads:
- Homework #6 due Nov. 2 is
- (Oct. 15)
- Homework #5 due Oct. 26 is
here. The assignment
asks you to read this
- (Oct. 7)
An addendum to the study guide is
- (Oct. 1)
As promised, a study guide for the midterm exam (Oct. 12)
is posted here.
I reserve the option to modify or extend this document in the
next few days.
The exam will cover topics through Chapter 8. Some of these
topics will not be discussed in class until Oct. 3 or 5.
Homework 4, due Mon. Oct. 3, is posted
- (Sep. 13)
HW1 answers available
- (Sep. 10)
- Reading assignment: text chapter 4.
- Third homework assignment, due in class Sep. 21, is
- Powerpoint slides on trade in cars and cheese are
- Provocative lecture Sep. 19, 5:15. Flier
Reading assignment: text chapter 3. Second homework assignment,
due in class Sep. 14, is here.
You can download and print
for this assignment.
(Aug. 24) Reading assignment: text chapters 1 and 2.
Homework assignment is here.
due in class Sep. 7.