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.

Nov 9 | The lab session will be in 209 Eggers, the PAIA conference room. It will be at the usual time: 3:00-4:30. |

Oct 21 | The second exam will be on Monday, November 12, one class later than originally scheduled. |

Oct 15 | As mentioned in class, part C.4 of exercise 5 is not required. |

Oct 3 | The final exam will be Wednesday, December 12, 8-11am. |

Sep 26 | Due to a conference I won't have office hours on Wed Sep 26. |

Sep 7 | Maxwell and Arts and Sciences offer a free Excel Certification program; see the link under Resources. |

Aug 30 | The room for Chris' office hours has been set. It will be HB Crouse 200. |

Aug 28 | Chris will have office hours today in Eggers 400Q in PARCC. They will be later than usual: 3:30-5:00. |

Aug 26 | Room change: the class has been moved to Eggers 018. |

Aug 25 | Welcome! |

Exercise 1 | Due 9/5. Math exercise. |

Exercise 2 | Due 9/12. Finding and analyzing market equilibria. |

Exercise 3 | Due 9/19. The consequences of raising the gas tax in Washington, DC. |

Exercise 4 | Due 9/26. An analysis of US restrictions on sugar imports. |

Memo 1 | Due 10/8. Policy memo. |

Exercise 5 | Due 10/17. Indifference curves and budget constraints. |

Exercise 6 | Due 10/24. Household equilibrium, utility functions and demand curves. |

Exercise 7 | Due 10/31. Evaluating climate change policy. |

Memo 1 Optional Revision | Due 11/5. Optional revised policy memo. |

Exercise 8 | Due 11/7. Two-period intertemporal choice. |

Exercise 9 | Due 11/26. Present value of research on fuel cells. Note revised date. |

Exercise 1 Solution | |

Exercise 2 Solution | |

Exercise 3 Solution | |

Exercise 4 Solution | |

Exercise 5 Solution | |

Exercise 6 Solution | |

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.

- 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
- 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 11/12/2018