Syllabus for Fall Microeconomics Video Course

Macroeconomics Video Couse -- Davenport University/Warren Campus
R. Ziegler

TEXT: Economics USA Mansfield and Behravesh Fifth Edition
9/23 Session I -- Introductory Materials
(ch 1,2 -- it is recommended that you try to follow this schedule
of work)
9/30 Alternative Introductory Session
Students will find instructor in Second floor study area
of the north building or in Library Computer Center
on Saturday am
(ch 3,4)
10/7 Instructor is not available on this date
(ch 15,16)
10/14 "Workshop" Session/Instructor available on campus 8 am - 12pm
(ch 17,18)
10/21 Session II -- Normal Profit, MRP, Operations Theory Analysis
(ch 19,20)
10/28 "Workshop" Session/Instructor available on campus 8 am - 12pm
(ch 21,22)
11/4 "Workshop" Session/Instructor available on campus 8 am - 12pm

11/11 Session III -- Friedman Video
On Line Mid Term , Prob Set 1, Question Set 1 Due
(ch 23,24)
11/18 "Workshop" Session/Instructor available on campus 8 am - 12pm
(ch 25,26)
11/25 Thanksgiving Weekend

12/2 "Workshop" Session/Instructor available on campus 8 am - 12pm
(ch 27,28)
12/9 Session IV -- In Class Final Exam
Problem Set 2, Question Set 2 Due








Schedule of Micro Assignments

Ch 1 What is Economics? Questions and Problems
p 32-33 # 1,2,3,4(Problem Set 1)
View Program 1 -- Scarce Resources: What is Economics All About?

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Ch 2 Markets and Prices
p 58-59 # 1,2,3,4(Problem Set 1)
p 61 # 1-5(Question Set 1)
View Program 2 -- Markets and Prices: Does Free Market Respond to People's Needs

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Ch 15, 16 The Business Firm & Supply and Demand Curves
p 366-7 # 1,3,4,5 (problem set # 1)
View Programs 15, 16

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Ch 17 Price Elasticity
p 392-3 # 1,2,3 (problem set # 1)
p 393 a,b,c (question set # 1)
View Program 17

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Ch 18 Economic Efficiency, Market Supply and Perfect Competition
p 414 # 1,2,3,4 (problem set # 1)
p 414 # a,b,c,d (question set # 1)
View Program 18

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Ch 19 Monopoly and its Regulation
p 438 # 2,3,4,5 (problem set # 1)

View Program 19

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Chapter 20 Monopolistic Competition
p 461 P & Q # 1 (Question Set 2)

View Program 20

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Chapter 21 Environment
p 479-80 Case Study 4 # 2(Question Set 2)

View Program 21

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Chapter 22 The Supply and Demand for Labor
p 501# a,b,c (Question Set 2)

View Program 22

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Ch 23 Interest, Rent, and Profit
p 517-186 # 1,3,5 (Problem Set 2)

View Program 23

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Chapter 24 -- Poverty, Income Inequality, and Discrimination
p 541 Case Study 5 # a,b,c (Question Set 2)

View Program 24

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Ch 25 -- Economic Growth
p 562 # 1, 2 (Problem Set 2)
p 563 # a,b,c (Question Set 2)

View Program 25

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Ch 26 Public Goods and the Public Sector
p 582 # 5,6,7 (Problem Set 2)

View Program 26

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Ch 27 -- International Trade
p 601 # a,b,c (Question Set 2)
View Program 27

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Ch 28 -- Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments
p 623 # a,b,c (Question Set 2)
p 626 Case Study 6 # 1-5 (Question Set 2)
View Program 28

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Schedule of Articles for Critical Review



Schedule of Review Articles
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From the e Journal of Political Science
found at http://www.geocities.com/ejps_2000

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by Ron Ziegler:

There You Go, Again
Hayek and the Left, Right, Left
Factors in the Recent Economic Downturn
To Boldly Go
Political Economy and Electronics
Consequences of 'Sustainable Growth'
Lincoln's Progress
Preserving Our 'Investment'
Revin' Up Motown
The Central Importance of Normal Profit in Policy Analysis*
Ending the 55 mph Speed Limit: Krugman and Limits to Growth*
The China Question
The Fallacy of Tax Incidence*
Revin' Up Motown*
The Fate of the Union
Ceteris Non Parabus*
Stopping Global Warming in Africa
African Spring
From G to Rising G
The Third World War
Remarks on Nagel and SOS
The Fallacy of Heat Death
The Consequences of Sustainable Development
The Origins of the Structural Deficit
Surplus! What Surplus?
Wholely Holely Holies
Taxing the Poor
The New Jim Crow
Veni, Vedi, Veto
The Peculiar Economics of John McCain
A Short History of the Deficit
The Second Deficit Wave on the Horizon

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By Other Authors in ejps

Autonomy and Automobility
Economics and Knowledge
Market Based Environmentalism
CPI Can't Keep Up With a Dynamic Economy
How to Improve the CPI
Why America Still Needs A Ballistic Missile Defense
The IMF Needs Reform, Not More Money
Agricultural Export and the IMF
The Case Against the National Sales Tax
The Ruse of Global Warming
Microsoft and Antitrust
Is Microsoft A Menace?
The Benefits of Immigration
An Economy Without Immigration
Scrapping the Tax Code
Rewriting the Code
Why America Needs a Tax Cut
It's Reagan's Economy, Stupid*
Any of the articles by Paul Krugman
Technology and the Economy
Twisted Tongues
Political Exploitation of Ignorance
How Jackie Robinson Desegregated America
The Law of Increasing Returns
The Legacy of the Progressives
The Mystery of the Money Supply
Original Thomas, Conventional Suder
The Problem with Tax Cuts
Liberalism's Urban Legacy
Rigging the Scales of Justice
Story of the Surplus
Free Markets, Free Choice
Ten Legacies of Ronald Reagan
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From the Supplementary Text Book,
Leading Economic Controversies of 1998
edited by Edwin Mansfield:

1)Problems Ahead for Social Security
2)Income Mobility and Economic Opportunity and
3)Soaking the Rich
4)Microsoft and the Internet
5)Eight Recent Antitrust Cases
6)Some Limitations of GDP Figures
7)Social Rates of Return from R & D
8)How Fast Can the US Economy Grow?
9)The People's Budget
10)The Third Rail of American Politics
11)The Flat Tax: Alternative Views
12)The Fed Must Be Sensitive to Imbalances
13)The Fixation on Competitiveness

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You will be selecting the six articles with asteriks and four others.
You will then write a 200 word critical review about each
article and e mail each to me at

RGZiegler@aol.com
or
RGZieglerphd@yahoo.com

You should try to follow this schedule for submitting these:
Reviews 1 and 2 by 10/7
Reviews 3 and 4 by 10/21
Reviews 5 and 6 by 11/4
Reviews 7 and 8 by 11/18
Review 9 and 10 by 12/2

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Grading Criterion


1. On Line Mid Term
Go to Mid Term

2. In Class Final Exam
Go to Final


3. Attendance/Participation at Sessions

4. Question Set 1

5. Question Set 2

6. Problem Set 1

7. Problem Set 2

8. First Five Critical Reviews of Articles
(200 words each)

9. Second Five Critical Reviews of Articles
(200 words each)


Each of the Grading Instruments Carries Equal Weight

Your grade in the class will be an average of the nine grades.

You should send the critical reviews by e mail to:

rgziegler@aol.com
or
rgzieglerphd@yahoo.com

When you send the reviews by e mail, please enter the text
of your reviews as the e mail message. 'Attaching' them
creates difficulties, because my carrier, AOL, presents
problems of encryption and decoding.
SEND THE REVIEWS AS THE E MAIL MESSAGE ONLY.

You are encouraged to use this medium as much as possible
or necessary to get help with your work.

Again, e mail me at

rgziegler@aol.com

(You may also reach me during those time periods by leaving
a voice mail message at 1.810.775.3364.
The e mail method is preferrable because of the ease
of contact and response).