National Chung Cheng University College of Management Department of Economics Chiayi, Taiwan

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National Chu
ng Cheng University

College of Management

Department of Economics

Chiayi
, Taiwan


Course Syllabus

Course Title:


Economic Literature

Semester:


Fall, 2009

Credit Hour:


Three

Instructor:


Dr. Chin W. Yang

Office:



Room#


,
College of
Management

Telephone:

Textbook:

Readings in Microecono
m
ics
.

(2
nd

ed.
). Edited by T. Jenkinson (Oxford
University Press, 2000)
ISBN
978
-
0198776307


Readings in Macroecono
m
ics.

(2
nd

ed.
). Edited by T. Jenkinson

(Oxford
University Press, 2001
)

ISBN

978
-
0198776291

Readings in Microeconomic T
heory
.

Edited by M
anfredi

La

Manna

(The Dryden Press
, London

1997).
ISBN

0030990599






Some of old but famous papers from

(i)

Readings in M
acroeconomics

(Economic series)
,

(
2nd ed.)



by Max Gerhard
Mueller
;

(
Holt, Rinehart and Winston; 1971)

ISBN978
-
0030784750

(ii)

Readings in Microeconomics (Paperback
)
,
Edited
by William Breit and
Harold M. Hochman


(
Holt,

Rinehart & Winston, 1968)

ASIN:

B0000CO7LP


(iii)

Current and Classic Readings for Microeconomic L
i
teracy
,
by Ronald
M. Harstad, Sharon Ryan (Custom P
u
blishing, 2006) ISBN
978
-
0759391444

(iv)

Other sources will be used in the class.


Pre
-
requisites:

Principle
s

of Economics (I) & (II)
;

Microeconomics (I) & (II);

Macroeconomics (I) & (II)

.



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Description of
Course:


Economic Literature is concerned with introducing some classic and important
papers to undergraduate students. These path
-
breaking economic models are to be
discussed in the class.

Each student is expected to write a term paper of her or his
interest
and

give critiques on a given topic. A brief introduction to well
-
known
papers will be given to students who will in turn analyze
and

summarize the
paper.


Objectives of the Course:


The

objective of Economic Literature is to equip students with knowledge in
economics to expand their ability to understand various issue in the 21th century.
Since economics is the only social science that is awarded Nobel Prize each year,
it is of utmost im
portance for economics majors to understand the meaning and
issue behind each
issue
. Writing is an important component (term paper) of the
course.

Grading System:

Final grade is determined based on the following exams and paper.


Two Exams



200 Points
(100 points each)


One Term Paper


100 Points


Final Exam



100 Points






400 Points



Numerical ranges for each letter grade are based on the conventional threshold
values:


Letter Grade


Numerical Range


Percentage Points



A




360 or more


Numerical Ranges/400



B




320


359


Numerical Ranges/400



C




280


319


Numerical Ranges/400



D




240


279


Numerical Ranges/400



E




Below 240


Numerical Ranges/400


In a borderline case, I reserve t
he right of deciding the final grade. Make up
exams are allowed only in the cases of unusual situations. Doctors’ written notes
or other documents are required.


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Course Outline:

Part One:

The Method of Economic Analysis



Part Two:

Utility Theory and
Demand Curve



Part Three:

Competition and Monopoly



Part Four:

Price Discrimination and Game Theory



Part Five:

Economics

of
Information
,
Externality and Public Good.



Part Six:

Economics of Social Choice



Part Seven:




Determination of the Level of
Aggregate Income



Part Eight:




Money
,
Interest

Liquidity

and

Income



Part Nine:




Economic Fluctuation and Growth



Part Ten:




Income

Stabilization

and Forecasting.