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- Final grades have been posted

They are available on the grades page. Have a good break!

- Reminder: Moblab End of Year Survey

If you haven't gotten a chance to do the Moblab end of year survey, please take a few minutes to do that before the exam.

- Final Exam Reminders

The exam will take place at 8AM on Tuesday 12/12 in BIOE 100. Here are several reminders:
  • The final exam is cumulative, but will cover the material since Midterm #2 more heavily.
  • The exam will be 2 hours long and will have 4 analytical problems and 30 multiple choice questions.
  • Bring your student ID to the exam. You will not be able to take the exam if you don't have your student ID.
  • No graphing calculators , scientific calculators, smartphones, or notes are permitted. If you want, you are allowed a simple calculator (only with plus/minus/multiply/divide functionality).
  • There will be assigned seats for the exam. Please check the seating assignment on the exams page to see where you will be sitting. Please check this before the exam, so you can go directly to your seat and we can get started promptly.
  • There will be absolutely no makeup exams unless you have an excused absence, so please make sure to make it to class on time for the exam so that you don't put yourself in a difficult position to pass the course.
  • The third and final extra credit is due before the start of the exam at 8AM.
  • The solutions for the practice final have been posted on the exams page.

- Practice Final Solutions Posted

The solutions for the practice final have been posted and are available on the exams page.

- Homework #8 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #8 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access).

- Correction on Reviews for final exam.

There will be the following review sessions for the final exam. Some will be with me, some will be with the recitation TA, and some will be with one of your classmates who has volunteered to lead two additional review sessions. The times and locations are listed here:
  • Thursday 12/07 9:30-11:00AM - CCP 108 (with Professor Romero)
  • Sunday 12/10 4:00-5:00PM - HARV 305 (with Professor Romero)
  • Sunday 12/10 5:00-6:00PM - HARV 305 (with your classmate)
  • Monday 12/11 5:00-6:30PM - HARV 102 (with Recitation TA)
  • Monday 12/11 6:30-7:30PM - HARV 101 (with your classmate)

- Moblab End of Year Survey

One final Moblab assignment for you to finish before the final exam. This is just a survey about your experience with Moblab. The survey is open now and I will close the survey sometime this weekend, so if you could take a moment to complete this at some point before then that would be great.

- Online Course Evaluation

This is the first time that I have taught this course here at the University of Arizona. As a service to other students that will take this class in the future, it is important to give me feedback about what you liked and disliked about the course. The online course evaluations close at midnight on Wednesday 12/06, so if you haven't already filled those out, please take a couple of minutes to fill those out before the deadline.

- Remaining Chapter Reviews Posted

I have posted reviews for Chapters 1-6 for additional practice. Please make sure to try the multiple choice questions frequently. They can be found on the slides page. I have reduced the time limit to 3 hours on the multiple choice checker. You can find the multiple choice checker here: Multiple Choice Checker.

- Reviews for final exam.

There will be the following review sessions for the final exam. Some will be with me, some will be with the recitation TA, and some will be with one of your classmates who has volunteered to lead two additional review sessions. The times and locations are listed here:
  • Thursday 12/07 9:30-11:00AM - CCP 108 (with Professor Romero)
  • Sunday 12/10 4:00-5:00PM - HARV 305 (with Professor Romero)
  • Sunday 12/10 5:00-6:00PM - HARV 305 (with your classmate)
  • Monday 12/11 5:00-6:30PM - HARV 102 (with Recitation TA)
  • Sunday 12/10 6:30-7:30PM - HARV 102 (with your classmate)

- Grades posted

Please check your grades on the website. I have posted final grades for Homework #6 and #7 (sorry for the delay on these, the graders are busy applying for jobs). I have also updated the Moblab course participation. Please double check your grades to make sure that everything has been entered correctly.

- Practice Final Posted

The practice final exam has been posted and is available on the exams page. I will post some solutions for this practice exam several days before the exam, which will give you time to work out the problems on your own while you are studying.

- Homework #8 has been posted

The eighth and final homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapter 14 and will be due before the start of class on Tuesday December 5th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Homework #7 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #7 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access).

- Slides for Chapter 14 posted.

The slides for Chapter 14 which cover Game Theory and Strategic Behavior have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Recitation location

The recitation will be in Harvill 102 for the remainder of the semester. It will still take place on Monday from 5-6:30PM. Please make sure to go today if you have any last minute questions about Homework #7.

- Homework #7 problem 6.

You do not need to do Homework #7 problem #6 as we have not covered that in class yet.

- Review for Chapter 13 posted.

I have posted a review for chapter 13. It can be found on the slides page. You must be logged in to see this.

- Homework #7 has been posted

The seventh homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapter 13 and will be due before the start of class on Tuesday November 21st. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Slides for Chapter 13 posted.

The slides for Chapter 13 which cover Market Structure and Competition have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Midterm #2 Reminders

The exam will take place in class on Thursday 11/09 at 9:30AM. Here are several reminders:
  • Midterm #2 will cover chapters 7-12 from the book.
  • Bring a pencil to fill out the scantron.
  • Bring your student ID to the exam. You will not be able to take the exam if you don't have your student ID.
  • No graphing calculators , scientific calculators, smartphones, or notes are permitted. If you want, you are allowed a simple calculator (only with plus/minus/multiply/divide functionality).
  • There will be assigned seats for the exam. Please check the seating assignment on the exams page to see where you will be sitting. Please check this before the exam, so you can go directly to your seat and we can get started promptly. I have updated the seating chart so that it corresponds with the rows and seats labeled in BIOE 100 to make it easier for students to find their seat.
  • There will be absolutely no makeup exams unless you have an excused absence, so please make sure to make it to class on time for the exam so that you don't put yourself in a difficult position to pass the course.
  • The solutions for the practice midterm have been posted on the exams page.

- Multiple Choice Checker update.

For your last minute studying needs, I have updated the multiple choice checker to 3 incorrect guesses every 3 hours (rather than 12). You can find it here: Multiple Choice Checker. Remember, the answers for the analytical questions are already on the review, but I will not post step by step solutions as they are similar to problems we have solved in class.

- Homework #6 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #6 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access).

- Review Session on Tonight at 5PM in BIOE 100.

The review session will be held tonight (11/07) at 5PM in the class that we normally meet in, BIOE 100. See you there.

- Review Session on Tuesday at 5PM.

As I mentioned in class, there will be an additional exam review session on Tuesday evening 11/7 at 5PM. I still have not been assigned a room, but I will update you as soon as I get the location.

- Video of Two-Block Tariff Exercise

I have posted a video that goes over the exercise that we were finishing up at the end of class today about Two-Block Tariffs. This may be useful on some of the homework problems. The video can be found on the videos page.

- Practice Midterm #2 Posted

The practice midterm #2 has been posted and is available on the exams page. This can be used as both an example of the format for the exam, as well as providing some practice problems for the upcoming first exam. If we have time on Tuesday, November 7th (the class labels "Catch-up/Review" on the syllabus) we will go over some of these problems for exam review in class. I will post some solutions for this practice exam a day or two before the midterm, which will give you time to work out the problems on your own while you are studying.

- Reviews for Chapter 11 and 12 posted.

I have posted a review for chapters 11 and 12. They can be found on the slides page. You must be logged in to see this.

- Homework #6 has been posted

The sixth homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapters 11 and 12, and will be due before the start of class on Tuesday November 7th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Slides for Chapter 12 posted.

The slides for Chapter 12 which cover Capturing Surplus have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Check answers to review MC questions online.

You can check the answers to the multiple choice questions from the chapter reviews by going to this link: Multiple Choice Checker. Please note the rules at the top of the page.

- Slides for Chapter 11 posted.

The slides for Chapter 11 which cover Monopoly and Monopsony have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Chapter 10 Review Posted

I have posted a review for chapter 10. It can be found on the slides page. You must be logged in to see this.

- Math Review sheet posted

For extra help as you work through the rest of the semester, I have posted a math review sheet that covers some of the math required for this course. You can find it here. Let me know if there is anything else you would like me to add to the review sheet.

- Homework #5 has been posted

The fifth homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapters 9 and 10, and will be due before the start of class on Thursday October 26th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Chapter 9 Review Posted

I have posted a review for chapter 9. It can be found on the slides page. You must be logged in to see this.

- Slides for Chapter 10 posted.

The slides for Chapter 10 which cover Competitive Markets: Applications have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Homework #4 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #4 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access). I also posted some video solutions for some problems which can be found on the videos page. I posted videos for problems 3,6, and 7, which were the problems that got the most votes in class today.

- Slides for Chapter 9 posted.

The slides for Chapter 9 which cover Perfectly Competitive Markets have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Video of Exercise at end of Chapter 8 slides

I have posted a video that goes over the exercise at the end of the chapter 8 slides. Though you should already be able to do problem #4 on homework #4, this example should provide you with extra guidance. The video can be found on the videos page.

- Chapter 8 Review Posted

I have posted a review for chapter 8. It can be found on the slides page. You must be logged in to see this.

- Chapter 7 Review Posted

I have posted a review for chapter 7. It can be found on the slides page.

- Homework #4 has been posted

The fourth homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapters 7 and 8, and will be due before the start of class on Thursday October 12th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Slides for Chapter 8 posted.

The slides for Chapter 8 which cover Costs Curves have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Midterm #1 Announcements

  • I have posted the solutions for Midterm #1. I have also posted your work from the Midterm #1. Both of these are available on the exams page.
  • The grades will be posted after class tomorrow. I know many people struggled with this Midterm, and we will discuss this in class tomorrow.
  • If there is demand, I am going to make some video solutions if you guys find them to be more useful than the written solutions. They can be found here. I will post more as I make them.
  • Finally, there is a Moblab survey that will be up all night until class tomorrow, please take a second to answer some questions.

- Slides for Chapter 7 posted.

The slides for Chapter 7 which cover Costs and Cost Minimization have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Midterm #1 Reminders

The exam will take place in class on Thursday 9/28. Here are several reminders:
  • Midterm #1 will cover chapters 1-6 from the book.
  • Bring a pencil to fill out the scantron.
  • Bring your student ID to the exam. You will not be able to take the exam if you don't have your student ID.
  • No graphing calculators , scientific calculators, smartphones, or notes are permitted. If you want, you are allowed a simple calculator (only with plus/minus/multiply/divide functionality).
  • There will be assigned seats for the exam. Please check the seating assignment on the exams page to see where you will be sitting. Please check this before the exam, so you can go directly to your seat and we can get started promptly.
  • There will be absolutely no makeup exams unless you have an excused absence, so please make sure to make it to class on time for the exam so that you don't put yourself in a difficult position to pass the course.
  • The solutions for the practice midterm have been posted on the exams page.

- Homework #3 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #3 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access).

- Extra review session with Professor Romero.

For extra help with the midterm, in addition to the in class review session on Tuesday 9/26, there will be a review session on the evening of Tuesday 9/26 at 5PM-6PM in Saguaro Hall Room 202.

- Homework #3 Problem #8.

We did not cover the material from problem #8 in homework #3 so that problem will not be graded.

- Correction to grade TA email.

The email address for the grade TA is actually xyliu@email.arizona.edu and not xiliu@arizona.email.edu as listed in the syllabus.

- Final Career Immersion Day Reminder.

Remember that Career Immersion Day is required for all economics majors and takes place today (9/22) in McClelland Hall Auditorium from 12:15PM to 4PM. Attire is business casual.

- Some review notes for Chapters 3-5.

I have written up some review notes for Chapters 3-5, you can access them here. The cover topics such as Indifference Curves, Marginal Rate of Substitution, Budget Sets, Optimal Choice, Income and Substitution Effect, and Compensating and Equivalent variation.

- Slides for Chapter 6 posted.

The slides for Chapter 6 which cover Inputs and Production Functions have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Homework #2 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #2 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access).

- Homework #1 Grades Posted

The solutions for homework #1 have been posted. Details are available on the homework page and they are also listed on the grades page (need to be logged in to access).

- Practice Midterm #1 Posted

The practice midterm #1 has been posted and is available on the exams page. This can be used as both an example of the format for the exam, as well as providing some practice problems for the upcoming first exam. If we have time on Tuesday, September 26th (the class labels "Catch-up/Review" on the syllabus) we will go over some of these problems for exam review in class. I will post some solutions for this practice exam a day or two before the midterm, which will give you time to work out the problems on your own while you are studying.

- Homework #3 has been posted

The third homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapters 5 and 6, and will be due before the start of class on Tuesday, September 26th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- A note about scanned homework.

The TAs mentioned that some of the scanned homework assignments have been difficult to read. Please make sure that after you scan them, you can still clearly read your solutions. Any solutions that we are not able to read will not receive any credit.

- Extra slide from Chapter 4.

A link to the extra slide that I didn't include in the Chapter 4 handout can be found here.

- Homework and exam grades.

The homework assignments and exams will typically have different parts graded by different TAs. When I get the grades back from one TA, I will post them, even if the entire assignment hasn't been graded. Grades details can be found on the Homework and Exam pages when they are posted.

- Slides for Chapter 5 posted.

The slides for Chapter 5 which covers The Theory of Demand have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Homework #2 has been posted

The second homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers chapters 3 and 4, and will be due before the start of class on Thursday September 14th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Slides for Chapter 4 posted.

The slides for Chapter 4 which covers Consumer Choice have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Homework #1 Solutions Posted

The solutions for homework #1 have been posted. They are available on the homework page (need to be logged in to access). Several comments:
  • The solutions are meant to help students make sure they are on the right track, and not necessarily be complete solutions.
  • Course materials are intended for students enrolled in this course. Sharing course materials with students not enrolled in this course or other third-parties is a violation of the University of Arizona Code of Conduct.

- Some clarifications about homework and recitation.

I incorrectly mentioned in class the that recitation on Friday would be at the usual time in the usual room. The recitation will actually be 1PM-3PM in MCLD 128. This recitation is being rescheduled from 9/4 because of Labor Day.

- Correction: Recitation Friday 9/1 1PM in MCLD 128.

I incorrectly mentioned in class the that recitation on Friday would be at the usual time in the usual room. The recitation will actually be 1PM-3PM in MCLD 128. This recitation is being rescheduled from 9/4 because of Labor Day.

- Slides for Chapter 3 posted.

The slides for Chapter 3 which covers Consumer Preferences and Utility Functions have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Course participation posted online

You can view your course participation online here. Alternatively, you can go to the grades pages, and click the "Course Participation" link.

- Homework #1 has been posted

The first homework assignment has been posted and is available on the homework page. It covers the first two chapters, and will be due before the start of class on Tuesday September 5th. Remember, the homework needs to be turned in on the course website in pdf format by clicking the link on the homework page.

- Slides for Chapter 2 posted.

The slides for Chapter 2 which covers Demand and Supply Analysis have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Reminder to install MobLab.

This is a final reminder to install MobLab and fill out the survey if you would like to receive participation points. The MobLab team will be doing a server update at 2PM on Sunday, so after that you will no longer be able to receive participation points for this survey. Thanks to all the students that have already done this. Please let me know if you don't have a device that you can use, and we will work something out.

- First two sets of slides posted.

The first two sets of slides have been posted and are available on the slides page.

- Inclusive Access now live.

The textbook was just added to D2L, so you should be able to access it now. To access, you go to D2L and click on ECON 361 -> Content -> Textbook -> Vital Source. Let me know if there are any problems.

- MobLab survey has been posted.

If you tried to fill out the survey on MobLab right after class it may not have been live. It is live now, so you can fill out the survey now. More info can be found by clicking here. Reminder, the course code is: gxyahjlu

- Course Syllabus Posted

The course has been posted, it is available here.

- Course Website Created

The course website has been created, you will be able to find all course related material here when it is posted.