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.

Apr 18 | There will be an extra lab session Monday 4/29 4:30-6:00 in Eggers 209. |

Apr 8 | This week's lab will be Thursday 4/11 from 4:00 to 5:30 in Eggers 209 (PAIA Conference Room). |

Mar 4 | Photo of Oracle's America's Cup entry. |

Jan 14 | Welcome! |

Exercise 1 | Due 1/23. Math exercise. |

Exercise 2 | Due 1/30. Finding and analyzing market equilibria. |

Exercise 3 | Due 2/6. The consequences of raising the gas tax in Washington, DC. |

Exercise 4 | Due 2/13. An analysis of US restrictions on sugar imports. |

Memo 1 | Due 2/25. Policy memo. |

Exercise 5 | Due 3/6. Indifference curves and budget constraints. |

Exercise 6 | Due 3/20. Household equilibrium, utility functions and demand curves. |

Exercise 7 | Due 3/27. Evaluating climate change policy. |

Memo 1 Revision | Due 3/27. Optional revised policy memo. |

Exercise 8 | Due 4/3. Two-period intertemporal choice. |

Exercise 9 | Due 4/15. Present value of research on fuel cells. |

Exercise 10 | Due 4/22. Expected NPV, value of information, and risk aversion. |

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Exercise 7 Solution | |

Exericse 8 Solution |

- Exams from Previous Semesters
- These exams are a good guide to the questions that will be asked on exams this semester. Most people find it very helpful to do some of them for practice. They include "check your work" answers or detailed solutions.

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.

- Economic Skills 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
- Other exercises you may want to do to help prepare for exams.

- Notation
- A quick reference list of names, abbreviations and symbols.
- Materials on Memos from Colloquium
- Presentation and materials from the MPA colloquium session.
- 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.
- Excel Certification
- Maxwell and Arts and Sciences sponsor a free Excel Certification program.

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Peter J Wilcoxen, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Revised 04/18/2019