ECO101: Sections L0301 & L0401: Fall 2017
I have provide this information as a courtesy to those students who cannot access the official course website on the University of Toronto Portal (a.k.a. Blackboard). If there is a discrepancy between this page and the syllabus posted on the Portal, the syllabus posted on the Portal wins.
Robert Gazzale, PhD
Office: Gluskin 330 (150 St. George Street, map)
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM; Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
From the calendar: An introduction to economic analysis and its applications: price determination, market structure, decision making by individuals and firms, public policy. NOTE: extensive use of graphical and quantitative analysis.
I have three goals for this course.
- To introduce students to the economist way of thinking, and help them on the path towards thinking like an economist.
- Introduce students to and help them understand some of the canonical models of modern microeconomics. (This also entails understanding the limits of these models.)
- Assist students in gaining sufficient proficiency with these models so that they can apply them to novel situations and appreciate their implications vis-a-vis current public policy issues.
Two term tests. (Almost) weekly quizzes and required tutorials. A final examination. Full details are in the syllabus.
Lectures: Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays, BT101 (Bader Theatre, map). L0301: 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM; L0401: 1:10 PM – 2:00 PM.
Tutorials: One hour per week; required. Allocations into tutorial sections will take place early in the semester, times and locations to be announced.
Required: Krugman and Wells, Microeconomics, Second Canadian Edition, 2014.
Required: MobLab access.
Note: The UofT Bookstore has a bundle containing the textbook and MobLab access at a specially negotiated price.
Required: Any handouts posted on the Portal.
Syllabus and Overheads
Here is the full syllabus.
Overheads for Thinking Like an Economist.
Overheads for Gains from Trade.