Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
Penn State University
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What is Economics?

Economics is the study of decision making under scarcity. We'll spend the semester focusing on the role of incentives in society and how that can lead to efficient social outcomes, but also be responsible for inefficiencies in society. Because this is also a policy course, we will spend a section of each week focused on the government's role in the marketplace and measuring their ability to improve or disrupt a market.

My Favorite Quotes

ADAM SMITH
The Wealth of Nations

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

TYLER COWEN
Marginal Revolution University

Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.

STEVEN LEVITT

Freakonomics

An incentive is a bullet, a key: an often tiny object with astonishing power to change a situation.

Meet The Team

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Jadrian Wooten

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I'll be your instructor this semester. Feel free to visit me with any questions you have about the course or your grade in the course. 

TEACHING ASSISTANT
TBA

Our T/A will be a PhD student in the Economics Department and serve as my administrative assistant. You'll visit the TA only when reviewing your exam.

GUIDED STUDY GROUP LEADER
Sophia Wertz

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Sophia is an economics major and a members of the Schreyer Honors College. She will review practice problems with you throughout the semester at her GSG sessions listed in Canvas.

GUIDED STUDY GROUP LEADER
Hope Bodenschatz

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Hope is an economics and geography major and is a members of the Schreyer Honors College. She will review practice problems with you throughout the semester at her GSG sessions listed in Canvas.

Course Material

Microeconomics by Hubbard & O'Brien
Microeconomics by Hubbard & O'Brien
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