The Maxwell School

Syracuse University

Syracuse University

The Maxwell School

Syracuse University

Syracuse University

- General Information, Textbook and Requirements
- General information that you may need at the beginning of the semester.
- Course Outline
- The list of the topics to be covered in class this semester including links to optional exercises.
- Materials from Class
- Copies of handouts not posted elsewhere.

Mar 8 | Exercise 6 will be handed out after Spring Break. |

Jan 25 | Office hours today (1/25) will be 10-11 due to a faculty meeting. |

Jan 18 | Welcome! |

Exercise 1 | Due 1/25. Math exercise. |

Exercise 2 | Due 2/1. Finding and analyzing market equilibria. |

Exercise 3 | Due 2/8. The consequences of raising the gas tax in Washington, DC. |

Exercise 4 | Due 2/15. An analysis of US restrictions on sugar imports. |

Memo 1 | Due 2/27. Policy memo. |

Exercise 5 | Due 3/8. Indifference curves and budget constraints. |

Exercise 6 | Due 3/27. Household equilibrium, utility functions and demand curves. |

Exercise 7 | Due 4/3. Evaluating climate change policy. |

Exercise 8 | Due 4/12. Present value of research on fuel cells. |

Memo 2 | Due 4/21. Choosing among brownfield redevelopment projects. |

Exercise 9 | Due 4/26. Value of information and risk aversion. |

Exercise 1 Solution |

Exercise 2 Solution |

Exercise 3 Solution |

Exercise 4 Solution |

Exercise 5 Solution |

Exercise 6 Solution |

Exercise 7 Solution |

Exercise 8 Solution |

Memo 2 Solution |

- Notation
- A quick reference list of names, abbreviations and symbols.
- Previous Exams
- Previous exams, with solutions.
- Tips on Writing a Policy Memo
- There's no single formula for writing an effective policy memo because every policy is different. However, here are a few guidelines that may help.
- More Tips on Writing a Policy Memo
- Here are a few additional Do's and Don'ts about writing policy memos.
- Macrosoft
- An interactive monopoly simulation game.

The exercises available from the links below are also available through the "Course Outline" page under individual topics. That's probably a better way to get to them. They're listed here as well in case that's convenient.

- Online Economics Project
- Exercises with detailed explanations and some videos.
- Five Minute Exercises
- Very short practice exercises designed to be done in 5 minutes or so.
- Supplementary Exercises
- Optional exercises you may want to do to help prepare for exams.

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Peter J Wilcoxen, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

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Peter J Wilcoxen, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Revised 04/24/2017