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Department of Economics

ECON 381 SC

FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

2013

Home Page

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pdf Files including, in particular Lecture Notes

Teaching Staff

Associate Professor John Hillas, lecturer, room 6111, Owen G Glenn Building, extn. 87349 email: j.hillas@auckland.ac.nz.John will teach the first half of the course. Dr. Ping Yu, lecturer, Room 6103, Owen G Glenn Building, extn. 88312 email: p.yu@auckland.ac.nz.Ping will teach the second half of the course. Paul Hadwin, tutor.

Office Hours

John's office hours are Monday 2:00 pm -2:50 pm and Friday 10:00 am - 10:50 am in Owen G Glenn Building, Room 6111.Pingís will be announced before he starts teaching.

Readings and Problems

For the first half of the semester, at least the arrangement will be that we shall have 1Ĺ of class lecture time from 3 to 4:30 on Monday and from 8 to 9:30 on Friday.I shall have a short in class tutorial after each class in which students can ask any questions they have about the course, or I shall do some of the tutorial assignments from previous classes.The most important thing in this course is doing the problems.By the end of the semester you should have done at least all the problems listed below, and probably all the problems in the course book, if you are really taking the course seriously.You really should do at least the starred problems before the next class.(Though I havenít carefully looked at the problems after the first two weeks and there will be some more changes coming.)

 

Class on

Before Class

After Class

Selected Answers

26 July

Read Sections 1 to 4 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Exercises 1,3*,5,6,7*,8,9*,10,11,12,13,14,15, 16,17,18,19* of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

29 July

Read Sections 5 and 6 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Exercises 20,21*,22,23,24,25*,26 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Answers Week 2 Tutorials

2 August

Read Sections 7 and 8 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Exercises 27,28,29*,30*,31,32,33*, 34, 35 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

5 August

Read Section 9 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Exercises 36,37*,38,39,40,41,42, 43,44,45 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Answers Week 3 Tutorials

9 August

Read Section 10 of Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Complete the Exercises given above.

12 August

Revise Chapter 1 of the Course Book.

Complete the Exercises given above.

Answers Week 4 Tutorials

16 August

Read Sections 1 to 3 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

Exercises 46* and 47 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

19 August

Read Sections 4 to 7 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

Exercises 48*,49,50,51,52,53,54,55 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

 

23 August

Read Sections 8 to 10 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

Exercises 56,57,58,61,64,74,75 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book. Additional Exercises on Linear Algebra.

Answers Week 5 Tutorials

26 August

Read Chapter 3 (except Section 1.3) of the Course Book.

Exercises 76,77,78,79,80,81,85 and 86 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

 

30 August

Read Chapter 3 (except Section 1.3) of the Course Book.

Exercises 91 and 92 of Chapter 2 of the Course Book.

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-semester Break

 

 

16 Sept

20 Sept

 

 

 

23 Sept

 

 

 

27 Sept

 

 

 

30 Sept

 

 

 

4 October

 

 

 

7 October

 

11 October

14 October

 

 

 

18 October

 

 

 

21 October

 

 

 

25 October

 

 

 

Assignments

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Economics Department

University of Auckland


Last updated: 26 August 2013