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.

Dec 10 | The solution to the Spring 2019 final is now available here. |

Dec 6 | The deadline for memo 2 is extended from Friday to Saturday night. |

Dec 4 | Some notes about the third exam are available here and about what was covered on 11/20 are available here. |

Dec 4 | Chris will hold a review session Tuesday 12/10 from 9:00 to 11:00 in Eggers 111. |

Dec 3 | There will be an extra lab session Monday 12/9 from 3:00-4:30 in the CPR conference room. |

Nov 26 | The extra lab session planned for Monday 12/2 2:15-3:45 will be rescheduled due to cancellation of classes. Postponed |

Nov 20 | There won't be a lab session on Friday 11/22. However, there will be an extra one early in the week after the break. |

Nov 11 | Chris's office hours next week will be Fri 11/22 9:30-11:00 instead of Tue 11/19. They will be in Eggers 400Q. |

Nov 6 | I will not have office hours on Wednesday 11/6 due to travel. |

Aug 19 | Welcome! |

Exercise 1 | Due 9/4. Math exercise. |

Exercise 2 | Due 9/11. Finding and analyzing market equilibria. |

Exercise 3 | Due 9/18. The consequences of raising the gas tax in Washington, DC. |

Exercise 4 | Due 9/25. An analysis of US restrictions on sugar imports. |

Memo 1 | Due 10/7. Policy memo. |

Exercise 5 | Due 10/16. Cross subsidies, price controls and indifference curves. |

Exercise 6 | Due 10/23. Household equilibrium, utility functions and demand curves. |

Exercise 7 | Due 10/30. Evaluating climate change policy. |

Memo 1 Revision | Due 11/18. Optional revised policy memo. |

Exercise 8 | Due 11/6. Two-period intertemporal choice. |

Exercise 9 | Due 11/20. Present value of research on fuel cells. |

Memo 2 | Due 12/6. Choosing among brownfield redevelopment projects. |

Exercise 1 Solution | |

Exercise 2 Solution | |

Exercise 3 Solution | |

Exercise 4 Solution | |

Exercise 5 Solution | |

Exercise 6 Solution | |

Exercise 7 Solution | |

Exericse 8 Solution | |

Exercise 9 Solution | |

Memo 2 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 12/10/2019