At the risk of redundancy, I am writing to remind you that the plan for tomorrow night’s meeting of ECO 5315 is to cover chapters 2 (demand theory) and 4 (production theory) from the textbook. The first problem set (Chapter 1, problems 2, 6, 7-9 on pp. 20-22) will be due at the beginning of class, and after I have received everyone’s papers, I will post (what I think are) the “correct” answers on the course website. Furthermore, note that the reading schedule for ECO 5315 is listed at http://economics.garven.com/readings, and the problem sets schedule is listed at http://economics.garven.com/problem_sets.
Besides the Chapter 2 and 4 readings, I also highly recommend my short “Synopsis of the first lecture in ECO 5315”. Finally, let me also put in a plug concerning subscribing to the course weblog. As far as I can tell, 28 out of the 39 students in ECO 5315 have subscribed so far via RSS, email, or Twitter. I would like to get the participation rate up to 100% as soon as possible, since I primarily rely upon the course blog to post important announcements and provide insights linking course topics with the “real” world. In fact, we’ll discuss two blog entries tomorrow evening; the entry entitled “Shoppers’ Shifting Priorities“ and the entry entitled “Elasticity of Demand – some real world examples“.