ARE 012 Assignment #1

 

Week of January 11, 2010 to January 15, 2010

 

  1. Read Chapter #1 of Mankiw as soon as possible (ASAP)

 

  1. Read Chapter #2 of Mankiw as soon as possible

 

  1. Read Appendix to Chapter #2 of Mankiw ASAP

 

  1. Complete Lab #1.  Do not turn in Lab #1 for a grade.  Subscribing to the listserv and taking the Economic Knowledge Exam will indicate your completion of the lab.

 

  1. Print out and READ Lecture Series #1 from the web as indicated in Lab #1:

·         Macro and Micro Economics?  Property Rights? Externalities? And Foreign Exchange Rates?

 

  1. Print out and READ Lecture Series #2 from the web:

·         Why Understand Economics? Theory and Models; Consumption-Production Model.

 

  1. Print out Lecture Series #3 from the web given to you in lecture:

·         Fiscal Policy Basics

 

  1. Old Exams may be found on the Web at:

·         Sample Exams link of the ARE 012 Home Page:

 

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/are012/intro.html

 

 

  1. Read the following from the Supplementary Readings page of the course Web site:

 

 

  1. To prepare for the lecture series in the coming weeks you may want to start reading the following:

 

NOTE: Page numbers given in brackets [  ] are for the Fourth Edition of the Mankiw text.  Page numbers given in parentheses ( ) are for the Third Edition of the Mankiw text.