Readings for ECON 1201 Principles of Microeconomics (DRAFT #13)

Below are the Schedule and Supplementary Readings for our class:

Tentative Class Schedule

The required readings below should be completed before class on the dates indicated. I reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the schedule as necessary, so please check back periodically.

I have also suggested some specific optional readings at appropriate points, though in general the supplementary reading could be started and completed at any point. Also note that the optional readings may contain material at a very advanced level; however, it's useful to learn how to read advanced material so as to glean the main points without getting bogged down in the details, and they may profitably be approached in that spirit.

Tuesday, 9/1

Thursday, 9/3

Tuesday, 9/8

Thursday, 9/10

Tuesday, 9/15

Thursday, 9/17

Tuesday, 9/22

Thursday, 9/24

Tuesday, 9/29

Thursday, 10/1

Tuesday, 10/6

Thursday, 10/8

Tuesday, 10/13

Thursday, 10/15

Tuesday, 10/20

Thursday, 10/22

Tuesday, 10/27

Thursday, 10/29

Tuesday, 11/3

Thursday, 11/5

Tuesday, 11/10

Thursday, 11/12

Tuesday, 11/17

Thursday, 11/19

Tuesday, 12/1

Thursday, 12/3

Tuesday, 12/8

Thursday, 12/10

Supplementary Reading

The following are books, mostly written for a general audience, that are suitable for reading independently this semester. Many of them emphasize the application of economic principles to daily life and/or important policy issues; these may be a good starting point for finding a topic you'd like to research further, as well as the source of good examples for class discussion. None are required, but reading at least a few chapters that interest you would be a Good Idea.

I hope that's enough to keep you busy. (Sorry, but I couldn't find a book about the economics of zombies...)

Note: income from the affiliate links above will be spent on snacks for the class.

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