Department of Economics 
ECON 381 SC
FOUNDATIONS OF
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
2013
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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. Ping’s will
be announced before he starts teaching.
For the first half of the semester, at least the arrangement will be
that we shall have 1½ 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 haven’t 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 


Midsemester
Break 


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October 



Assignments
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updated: 26 August 2013