## Spring 2018 | PA 5021 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (67037)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018Tue, Thu 05:45PM - 07:00PMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 184
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5021+Spring2018
- Class Description:
This course will be taught at the level of an intermediate microeconomics course. This is not an introductory economics course. If you have never taken economics before you will need to make sure that you complete the Foundation for Success videos.

Class will meet on Monday evenings (6-8:45pm) and the discussion session will take place Wednesday evenings. Students will need to make sure that they are available during the Wednesday evening discussion sessions because that is when the in-class exams will take place.

Textbook: Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson. Microeconomics (First Edition). Worth Publishers

Link to sample textbook chapter:

http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/static/worth/goolsbeepreview/images/Goolsbee1e_Ch10.pdf

**Use of Calculus:**In all three sections of PA 5021 we teach students how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. In other words, all three sections of PA 5021 are taught at the same level.- Grading:
__Class Participation____(10%)__You will be graded on your participation in lecture and discussion. Participation includes attendance at lectures and discussion sections, active participation (by asking and responding to questions), and respect shown to peers and instructors. You are not guaranteed to receive all 10 percentage points.

__Homework problem sets (10%)__You will receive problem sets regularly throughout the semester (8 total). They will be posted on Moodle on Tuesdays and due by the following Monday in class. Please type your problem sets and turn in a printed copy at the beginning of lecture. Problem sets are graded by TA with check, check minus, or check plus. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped. The problem sets are important to your learning and will be the best way to learn and understand the material and prepare for the exams.

__Short memo and presentation (10%)__Students will work in groups that will be determined at the beginning of the semester. Each group will prepare a presentation for an in-class discussion on a policy or decision-making issue. Presentations will be based on your use of relevant economics tools and your informed opinions. In addition, each member of the group will write an individual memo - no longer than five pages double spaced-that summarizes his or her position on the issue. The memo will be due by noon the day of in-class discussion.

__Midterm Exams (Two at 20% each, total midterms are 40% of final grade)__The in-class exams will cover material presented in lecture and discussion, problem sets and in the policy discussions. Exams will test concepts developed in class, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems similar to those in your problem sets. I will give you sample test questions with answers to help you prepare for each exam.

__Final Exam (30%)__The final exam will be the same format as the in-class exams and problem sets. It will be cumulative, although more heavily weighted towards the material in the final part of the course. The final exam is scheduled according to the University's Calendar on December 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

HTML is allowed.- Class Format:
Lectures will occur once a week on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. Lectures will cover material similar to the textbook and will go into more detail in certain areas and cover topics the textbook misses. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and some in-class problems and exercises. During half of the lecture sessions there will be short memo presentations. The class lectures are reinforced with homework problem sets and policy memos. Printed slide handouts will be provided to you at each class and posted on the Moodle site for note-taking.

Discussion sections will occur once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15. Discussion sections will focus on reviewing concepts that the class finds difficult and going over practice problems. Please let your TA know if there are specific concepts you would like covered.

The will be no discussion session the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.- Workload:
- You should be prepared to spend about
**6-9 hours per week**outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos. - Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~001&term=1183
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf
**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Spring 2018 | PA 5021 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (67038)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018Thu 07:15PM - 08:30PMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 184
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 001

- Course Catalog Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5021+Spring2018
- Class Description:
This course will be taught at the level of an intermediate microeconomics course. This is not an introductory economics course. If you have never taken economics before you will need to make sure that you complete the Foundation for Success videos.

Class will meet on Monday evenings (6-8:45pm) and the discussion session will take place Wednesday evenings. Students will need to make sure that they are available during the Wednesday evening discussion sessions because that is when the in-class exams will take place.

Textbook: Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson. Microeconomics (First Edition). Worth Publishers

Link to sample textbook chapter:

http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/static/worth/goolsbeepreview/images/Goolsbee1e_Ch10.pdf

**Use of Calculus:**In all three sections of PA 5021 we teach students how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. In other words, all three sections of PA 5021 are taught at the same level.- Grading:
__Class Participation____(10%)__You will be graded on your participation in lecture and discussion. Participation includes attendance at lectures and discussion sections, active participation (by asking and responding to questions), and respect shown to peers and instructors. You are not guaranteed to receive all 10 percentage points.

__Homework problem sets (10%)__You will receive problem sets regularly throughout the semester (8 total). They will be posted on Moodle on Tuesdays and due by the following Monday in class. Please type your problem sets and turn in a printed copy at the beginning of lecture. Problem sets are graded by TA with check, check minus, or check plus. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped. The problem sets are important to your learning and will be the best way to learn and understand the material and prepare for the exams.

__Short memo and presentation (10%)__Students will work in groups that will be determined at the beginning of the semester. Each group will prepare a presentation for an in-class discussion on a policy or decision-making issue. Presentations will be based on your use of relevant economics tools and your informed opinions. In addition, each member of the group will write an individual memo - no longer than five pages double spaced-that summarizes his or her position on the issue. The memo will be due by noon the day of in-class discussion.

__Midterm Exams (Two at 20% each, total midterms are 40% of final grade)__The in-class exams will cover material presented in lecture and discussion, problem sets and in the policy discussions. Exams will test concepts developed in class, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems similar to those in your problem sets. I will give you sample test questions with answers to help you prepare for each exam.

__Final Exam (30%)__The final exam will be the same format as the in-class exams and problem sets. It will be cumulative, although more heavily weighted towards the material in the final part of the course. The final exam is scheduled according to the University's Calendar on December 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

HTML is allowed.- Class Format:
Lectures will occur once a week on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. Lectures will cover material similar to the textbook and will go into more detail in certain areas and cover topics the textbook misses. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and some in-class problems and exercises. During half of the lecture sessions there will be short memo presentations. The class lectures are reinforced with homework problem sets and policy memos. Printed slide handouts will be provided to you at each class and posted on the Moodle site for note-taking.

Discussion sections will occur once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15. Discussion sections will focus on reviewing concepts that the class finds difficult and going over practice problems. Please let your TA know if there are specific concepts you would like covered.

The will be no discussion session the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.- Workload:
- You should be prepared to spend about
**6-9 hours per week**outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos. - Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~002&term=1183
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf
**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2017 | PA 5021 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21292)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 25
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2017
- Class Description:
- The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 8th edition (2012). A new edition (the 9th) just came out, but to save money students are able to use the older version. The 7th edition would also work. No special access codes are needed.
- Who Should Take This Class?:
- Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but participating in the Humphrey School's Foundations for Success online review program may be enough preparation for other students.
- Learning Objectives:
- The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.

This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy. - Grading:
- The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
- Exam Format:
- The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
- Workload:
- Look at syllabus for workload within course.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~001&term=1179
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf
**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 15 August 2017

## Fall 2017 | PA 5021 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21293)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 135
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 001

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2017
- Class Description:
- The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 8th edition (2012). A new edition (the 9th) just came out, but to save money students are able to use the older version. The 7th edition would also work. No special access codes are needed.
- Who Should Take This Class?:
- Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but participating in the Humphrey School's Foundations for Success online review program may be enough preparation for other students.
- Learning Objectives:
- The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.

This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy. - Grading:
- The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
- Exam Format:
- The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
- Workload:
- Look at syllabus for workload within course.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~002&term=1179
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf
**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 15 August 2017

## Fall 2017 | PA 5021 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21225)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2017
- Class Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade. Both this section and the class taught be Judy Temple will be at a similar level. We will teach how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. This approach will make it easier to understand class concepts and will not be much more challenging than standard applications using algebra.
- Grading:
Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

Final Exam (30% of class grade)

(There must be class participation and reactions (look towards syllabus for more information on participation and reactions.))

- Exam Format:
FINAL EXAM:

10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19- Class Format:
Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415- Workload:
- The text for this class is:Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Microeconomics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc, 2013 You can purchase an earlier versions of the text, or can buy an online version at roughly half the cost of the text version.Additional readings will also be available on the course web site. Look at syllabus for more information on course work.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~003&term=1179
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx
**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2017 | PA 5021 Section 004: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21226)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 25
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 003

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2017
- Class Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade. Both this section and the class taught be Judy Temple will be at a similar level. We will teach how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. This approach will make it easier to understand class concepts and will not be much more challenging than standard applications using algebra.
- Grading:
Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

Final Exam (30% of class grade)

(There must be class participation and reactions (look towards syllabus for more information on participation and reactions.))

- Exam Format:
FINAL EXAM:

10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19- Class Format:
Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415- Workload:
- The text for this class is:Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Microeconomics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc, 2013 You can purchase an earlier versions of the text, or can buy an online version at roughly half the cost of the text version.Additional readings will also be available on the course web site. Look at syllabus for more information on course work.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~004&term=1179
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx
**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2016 | PA 5021 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21484)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2016
- Class Description:
- The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 8th edition (2012). To save money, students can also use the 7th edition (2008). All three sections of PA 5021 will be using this textbook this year.
- Grading:
- The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
- Exam Format:
- The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
- Workload:
- Look at syllabus for workload within course.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~001&term=1169
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 17 November 2015

## Fall 2016 | PA 5021 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21485)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 001

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2016
- Class Description:
- The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 8th edition (2012). To save money, students can also use the 7th edition (2008). All three sections of PA 5021 will be using this textbook this year.
- Grading:
- The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
- Exam Format:
- Workload:
- Look at syllabus for workload within course.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~002&term=1169
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 17 November 2015

## Fall 2016 | PA 5021 Section 005: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21394)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2016
- Class Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade. Both this section and the class taught be Judy Temple will be at a similar level. We will teach how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. This approach will make it easier to understand class concepts and will not be much more challenging than standard applications using algebra.
- Grading:
Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

Final Exam (30% of class grade)

(There must be class participation and reactions (look towards syllabus for more information on participation and reactions.))

- Exam Format:
FINAL EXAM:

10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19- Class Format:
Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415- Workload:
- The text for this class is:Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Microeconomics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc, 2013 You can purchase an earlier versions of the text, or can buy an online version at roughly half the cost of the text version.Additional readings will also be available on the course web site. Look at syllabus for more information on course work.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~005&term=1169
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2016 | PA 5021 Section 006: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21395)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 005

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2016
- Class Description:
- Grading:
Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

Final Exam (30% of class grade)

- Exam Format:
FINAL EXAM:

10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19- Class Format:
Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415- Workload:
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~006&term=1169
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2016 | PA 5021 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21412)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 205
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5021+Fall2016
- Class Description:
This course will be taught at the level of an intermediate microeconomics course. This is not an introductory economics course. If you have never taken economics before you will need to make sure that you complete the Foundation for Success videos.

Class will meet on Monday evenings (6-8:45pm) and the discussion session will take place Wednesday evenings. Students will need to make sure that they are available during the Wednesday evening discussion sessions because that is when the in-class exams will take place.

Textbook: Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson. Microeconomics (First Edition). Worth Publishers

Link to sample textbook chapter:

http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/static/worth/goolsbeepreview/images/Goolsbee1e_Ch10.pdf

**Use of Calculus:**In all three sections of PA 5021 we teach students how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. In other words, all three sections of PA 5021 are taught at the same level.- Grading:
__Class Participation____(10%)__You will be graded on your participation in lecture and discussion. Participation includes attendance at lectures and discussion sections, active participation (by asking and responding to questions), and respect shown to peers and instructors. You are not guaranteed to receive all 10 percentage points.

__Homework problem sets (10%)__You will receive problem sets regularly throughout the semester (8 total). They will be posted on Moodle on Tuesdays and due by the following Monday in class. Please type your problem sets and turn in a printed copy at the beginning of lecture. Problem sets are graded by TA with check, check minus, or check plus. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped. The problem sets are important to your learning and will be the best way to learn and understand the material and prepare for the exams.

__Short memo and presentation (10%)__Students will work in groups that will be determined at the beginning of the semester. Each group will prepare a presentation for an in-class discussion on a policy or decision-making issue. Presentations will be based on your use of relevant economics tools and your informed opinions. In addition, each member of the group will write an individual memo - no longer than five pages double spaced-that summarizes his or her position on the issue. The memo will be due by noon the day of in-class discussion.

__Midterm Exams (Two at 20% each, total midterms are 40% of final grade)__The in-class exams will cover material presented in lecture and discussion, problem sets and in the policy discussions. Exams will test concepts developed in class, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems similar to those in your problem sets. I will give you sample test questions with answers to help you prepare for each exam.

__Final Exam (30%)__The final exam will be the same format as the in-class exams and problem sets. It will be cumulative, although more heavily weighted towards the material in the final part of the course. The final exam is scheduled according to the University's Calendar on December 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

HTML is allowed.- Class Format:
Lectures will occur once a week on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. Lectures will cover material similar to the textbook and will go into more detail in certain areas and cover topics the textbook misses. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and some in-class problems and exercises. During half of the lecture sessions there will be short memo presentations. The class lectures are reinforced with homework problem sets and policy memos. Printed slide handouts will be provided to you at each class and posted on the Moodle site for note-taking.

Discussion sections will occur once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15. Discussion sections will focus on reviewing concepts that the class finds difficult and going over practice problems. Please let your TA know if there are specific concepts you would like covered.

The will be no discussion session the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.- Workload:
- You should be prepared to spend about
**6-9 hours per week**outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos. - Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~007&term=1169
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx
**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2016 | PA 5021 Section 008: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (34023)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016Wed 06:00PM - 07:15PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 205
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 007

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5021+Fall2016
- Class Description:
Textbook: Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson. Microeconomics (First Edition). Worth Publishers

Link to sample textbook chapter:

http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/static/worth/goolsbeepreview/images/Goolsbee1e_Ch10.pdf

**Use of Calculus:**In all three sections of PA 5021 we teach students how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. In other words, all three sections of PA 5021 are taught at the same level.- Grading:
__Class Participation____(10%)____Homework problem sets (10%)____Short memo and presentation (10%)____Midterm Exams (Two at 20% each, total midterms are 40% of final grade)____Final Exam (30%)__

HTML is allowed.- Class Format:
- The will be no discussion session the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
- Workload:
- You should be prepared to spend about
**6-9 hours per week**outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos. - Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~008&term=1169
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx
**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 1 September 2016

## Fall 2015 | PA 5021 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (33876)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade.
- Class Notes:
- ClassInfo: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2015
- Class Description:
- The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 8th edition (2012). To save money, students can also use the 7th edition (2008). All three sections of PA 5021 will be using this textbook this year.
- Grading:
- The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
- Exam Format:
- Workload:
- Look at syllabus for workload within course.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~001&term=1159
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf
**(Fall 2017)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 17 November 2015

## Fall 2015 | PA 5021 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (33877)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 001

- Course Catalog Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade.
- Class Notes:
- ClassInfo: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2015
- Class Description:
- Grading:
- The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
- Exam Format:
- Workload:
- Look at syllabus for workload within course.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~002&term=1159
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf
**(Fall 2017)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 17 November 2015

## Fall 2015 | PA 5021 Section 005: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (15557)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade.
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2015
- Class Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade.
- Grading:
Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

Final Exam (30% of class grade)

- Exam Format:
FINAL EXAM:

10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19- Class Format:
Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415- Workload:
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~005&term=1159
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx**(Fall 2016)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 18 November 2015

## Fall 2015 | PA 5021 Section 006: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (15558)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 005

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2015
- Class Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade.
- Grading:
Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

Final Exam (30% of class grade)

- Exam Format:
FINAL EXAM:

10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19- Class Format:
Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415- Workload:
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~006&term=1159
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx**(Fall 2016)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 18 November 2015

## Fall 2015 | PA 5021 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (20127)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Credits:
- 3 Credits
- Grading Basis:
- A-F or Audit
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 184
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5021+Fall2015
- Class Description:
While this section of the course

**does not have a formal lab**, the two teaching assistants (TAs) will have weekly office hours to assist students with problem sets and schedule review sessions before all exams.The textbook for the course is: Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel Rubinfeld (P&R), Microeconomics, 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2013.

- Grading:
**Homework assignments (10% of class grade):**You will receive problem sets almost every week (9 total). They will be posted on Thursdays and be due the following Wednesday by noon (unless otherwise noted). Problem sets are graded by TA with check, check minus or check plus. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped.**Short memo and presentation (10% of grade):**Students will work in groups that will be determined at the beginning of the semester. Each group will prepare a presentation for an in-class discussion on a policy or decision-making issue. Presentations will be based on your use of relevant economics tools and your informed opinions. In addition, each member of the group will write an individual memo - no longer than three pages - that summarizes his or her position on the issue. The memo will be due by noon the day of in-class discussion.Three in class exams ( 10%, 20%, 20%, equals 50% of class grade)

Final exam (30% of class grade)

- Exam Format:
- The in-class exams will cover material presented in class, problem sets and in the policy discussions. Exams will test basic concepts developed in class, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems similar to those in your problem sets.The final exam will be the same format as the in-class exams and problem sets. It will be cumulative, although more heavily weighted towards the material in the final part of the course.
- Class Format:
- Class will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. There is no formal grade for class participation but you are strongly encouraged to attend each class and participate in class discussions. Since the class only meets once a week, missing one class entails missing a large amount of course material.Majority of class is lecture-based with plenty of opportunities for questions and some in-class exercises. During half of the classes there will be short memo presentations.

The class will not meet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but there will be a homework assignment due the Monday before Thanksgiving. - Workload:
- You should be prepared to spend about
**6-10 hours per week**outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos. - Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~007&term=1159
- Syllabus:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf
**(Fall 2016)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 20 August 2015

## Fall 2014 | PA 5021 Section 005: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (15893)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankCarlson School of Management 2-233
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Description:
- Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~005&term=1149
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 11 December 2013

## Fall 2014 | PA 5021 Section 006: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (15894)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PMUMTC, West BankCarlson School of Management 2-233
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 005

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- Discussion section for lecture section 5.
- Class Description:
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~006&term=1149
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 11 December 2013

## Fall 2014 | PA 5021 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21210)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture Workaround
- Credits:
- 3 Credits
- Grading Basis:
- A-F or Audit
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 415
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Description:
- Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~007&term=1149

## Fall 2013 | PA 5021 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21784)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankCarlson School of Management L-118
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Description:
- Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~003&term=1139

## Fall 2013 | PA 5021 Section 004: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21785)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013Fri 01:25PM - 02:15PMUMTC, West BankBlegen Hall 145
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 003

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Description:
- Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~004&term=1139

## Fall 2013 | PA 5021 Section 005: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21786)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 25
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- This section will use somewhat more advanced mathematical techniques and will occasionally use calculus to illustrate course concepts. This section is recommended for students in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration, and for students who would like to take advanced courses in the Applied Economics Department or the School of Public Health.
- Class Description:
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~005&term=1139
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 11 December 2013

## Fall 2013 | PA 5021 Section 006: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (21787)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Laboratory
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PMUMTC, West BankCarlson School of Management 2-233
- Auto Enrolls With:
- Section 005

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Notes:
- This section will use somewhat more advanced mathematical techniques and will occasionally use calculus to illustrate course concepts. This section is recommended for students in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration, and for students who would like to take advanced courses in the Applied Economics Department or the School of Public Health.
- Class Description:
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~006&term=1139
- Past Syllabi:
- http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx
**(Fall 2017)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx**(Fall 2016)**

http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf**(Fall 2015)** - Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
- 11 December 2013

## Fall 2013 | PA 5021 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (27510)

- Instructor(s)
- Class Component:
- Lecture Workaround
- Credits:
- 3 Credits
- Grading Basis:
- A-F or Audit
- Instructor Consent:
- No Special Consent Required
- Instruction Mode:
- In Person Term Based
- Class Attributes:
- Delivery Medium
- Times and Locations:
- Regular Academic Session09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PMUMTC, West BankHubert H Humphrey Center 25
- Also Offered:

- Course Catalog Description:
- Class Description:
- Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
- Textbooks:
- http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5021~007&term=1139

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