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Economics 115; Fall 1996; TTh 2:00-3:30;
1 LeConte

by

Brad DeLong

 

Associate Professor of Economics, U.C. Berkeley
Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 643-4027 phone (510) 642-6615 fax
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/





Readings:


Syllabus

Part A: Overview


Part B: The End of the Nineteenth Century


Part C: Descent into Hell?

Tuesday October 8: No Class--Essay Due (typewritten; 1,000-2,000 words)


Midterm: Thursday October 31


Part D: Present at the Creation


Part E: Yesterday and Today




Final Exam

Thursday, December 12, 12:30-3:30 PM. If you cannot make the final exam, you do not belong in this course.


Office Hours and Section Times

Brad DeLong <delong@econ.berkeley.edu>; office hours Tuesday 9:30-11:00 AM, Evans 601

Laura Giuliano <giuliano@econ.berkeley.edu>; Evans ???-?

Chang-Tai Hsieh <cth@econ.berkeley.edu>; Evans 608-12

Kris Mitchener <kris@econ.berkeley.edu>; Evans 508-3



Exams and Papers

Paper; due October 8

Typed or word-processed, 1000-2000 words.

Reread those parts of Edward Bellamy's book, Looking Backward, where he tries to make his readers see the material abundance, social peace, and civilization that he sees in the late twentieth century.

Try your hand at Bellamy's task--trying to make real a civilization at a very different level of material prosperity from that of his readers, and using the narrator's reactions to that civilization as a way of passing judgment. Either (a) deposit a person from a century in the past into the real late twentieth century as we know it (rather than as Bellamy imagined it), or (b) deposit a person from today into Bellamy's world: any particular place on the globe you choose at the end of the nineteenth century.

Alternatively--if you are very, very brave--you can deposit a person from the late twentieth century into the world in 2100.




Midterm
; October 31

A "police the reading" midterm.




Final
; Thursday, December 12, 12:30-3:30 PM. If you cannot make the final, you do not belong in this course.

One-fourth "police the reading"; one-fourth multiple choice IDs; one-fourth short answers on concepts; one-fourth long essay.



Grading Policy

40% final
20% midterm
20% essay
10% in-class quizzes
10% section participation


Other Logistics

In the Reader



History

Created 3/5/1996
Go to
Brad De Long's Home Page


Adam SmithAssociate Professor of Economics Brad DeLong, 601 Evans
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
(510) 643-4027 phone (510) 642-6615 fax
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/