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Administrivia: Econ 210a, Spring 2010

Syllabus: Econ 210a, Spring 2010

Jan 20: Introduction: Why Are We Here?

Assignments and notes at: http://delong.typepad.com/economics_210a_spring_201/2010/01/first-class-resources.html


Jan 27: One Economics or Many?

Assignments and notes at: http://delong.typepad.com/economics_210a_spring_201/2010/01/econ-210a-uc-berkeley-january-27-2010-one-economics-or-many.html


Feb 3: The Malthusian Economy

Assignments and notes at: http://delong.typepad.com/economics_210a_spring_201/2010/01/econ-210a-uc-berkeley-february-3-2010-the-malthusian-economy.html

Readings:


Feb 10: Industrious Revolutions

Assignments and notes at: http://delong.typepad.com/economics_210a_spring_201/2010/01/econ-210a-uc-berkeley-february-210-2010-industrious-revolutions-and-divisions-of-labor.html


Feb 17: Industrial Revolutions

Assignments and notes at: http://delong.typepad.com/economics_210a_spring_201/2010/01/econ-210a-uc-berkeley-february-17-2010-industrial-revolutions.html


Feb 24: Globalizations


Mar 3: Divergences


Mar 10: WWI and the Great Depression


Mar 17: WWII and the Thirty Glorious Years

Mar 19: Paper prospectus due, 5 PM


Mar 31: The Forward March of Social Democracy Halted?


Apr 7: China Stands Up


Apr 14: Lombard Street, 1825-1914


April 21: Macroeconomics to 2007


Apr 28: The Panic of 2007-2010


May 5: Reflections


May 12: Paper due, 5 PM


Economics Learning Goals: CT2: Apply economic analysis to evaluate specific policy proposals. CT3: Compare two or more arguments that have different conclusions to a specific issue or problem. CT4: Understand the role of assumptions in arguments. QT1: Understand how to use empirical evidence to evaluate an economic argument. PS1: Solve problems that have clear solutions. PS2: Propose solutions for problems that do not have clear answers, and indicate under what conditions they may be viable solutions. CS1: Communicate effectively in written, spoken, and graphical form about specific economic issues. CS2: Formulate a well-organized written argument that states assumptions and hypotheses, which are supported by evidence. LL3: Understand and evaluate current economic events and new economic ideas.

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