Intermediate Microeconomics - Fall 2014

Professor David Bjerk



Tutor office hours will be held every Sunday from 6:30 - 9:30 in Bauer Center 25.

Tutors: Tianxiao Ye (



Additional Readings:

How Chained CPI Affects Social Security Cola (from US News and World Report)

Giffen Behavior and Subsistence Consumption (from American Economic Review)

Have Car Need Briefs? In Russia, Barter is Back (from New York Times)

You Can't Plan a Market (Chapter 3 from The White Man's Burdern by William Easterly)

Is there (Middle Class) Life after Maytag? (from New York Times)

Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Prologue and Chapter 5)

Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Chapter 8)

A Driving School in France Hits A Wall of Regulations (from New York Times)

As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala's Hunger Pangs (from New York Times)

As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes (from the New York Times)

In Nature's Casino (from The New Yorker)

Powerpoint Slides:

Math Review

Budget Constraints




Problem Sets:

Problem Set 1 (due Monday, Sept 8) answers

Problem Set 2 (due Monday, Sept 15)

Additional Materials

Math Review Sheet