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Class time & place
DMH 160, Mon/Wed, 9:00-10:15 AM
- Instructor: Warren C. Gibson
- Ph D. Engineering; M.A. Economics
- email: warren(at)gibson2.com
- Office hours Mon/Wed 10:30 to noon, Cafe Pomegranate, directly
across the street. Subject to change.
Syllabus and text
The syllabus is
here (revised Aug. 17 to correct start date).
Your text is Gerber, “ International Economics,” 6th ed.,
- ISBN 978-0132950145 is the softcover version
- ISBN 978-0132948913 is the hardcover version, more expensive but
available as a rental, I am told
Note that we will not
us MyEconLib, so don't sign up for it.
Following Prof. Hummel's example, I have divided the course into four units
- Unit 1: Gains from trade
- Unit 2: Government intervention
- Unit 3: International finance
- Unit 4: International trade organizations
You will get a handout for each unit listing key terms and concepts
for which you are responsible. You will also get a “Unit
0” handout listing key terms and concepts from your Principles
classes, for which you are also responsible.
Homework (25% of your grade)
You will have weekly homework assignments which will typically require four
six hours of work. They are to be submitted in class, usually on Wed.
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 15%)
In class, Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. No Scantron forms.
I encourage all students to participate in class with questions,
comments, arguments, etc. If your course score is a borderline
between letter grades I may, at my discretion, bump your grade up
based on your class participation.
The Economics Department sponsors the Provocative Lecture series. Three
lectures are given each semester, and you can obtain extra credit by attending.
Those whose schedules preclude this will be given an alternative opportunity.
Final exam (33%)
There will be a comprehensive final exam on Wed. Dec. 16
(Beethoven's birthday) in our regular classroom at 7:30AM(!).