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State Finance in History

Economics of Social learning (Ec 517)

Christophe Chamley

chamley@bu.edu

Office hours: Wednesday, room 401, 2:30-5pm, conditional on making an appointment not later than the day before. You are also welcome when my office door is open. I will come to the classroom 15' before the class for questions and discussion.

TA: Thomas Gauthier

 Description and Syllabus

Exercises for the mid-term (Feb 23): 

  • Exercises 1.4, 1.5 (more difficult, above the level of the mid-term but good practice), 1.6 question 3 (somewhat technical).   Pages of the exercises
  • Exercises 4.4 (no easy), 4.6 (doable), 4.7 question 1. All these are in the Chapter 4 that was handed out in class

There will be answers for all the exercises.

Reminder: Review session, Wednesday 5pm (classroom not set yet).

Assignments

 All the assignments should be written (either by hand or typed) on standard size sheets with your name on the first sheet.

  • Assignment 1 (due in class, January 31): Exercises 1.1, 1.2, 2.2.
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3 (due 2/16): Exercises 3.1, 3.2 (questions 1 and 2, 3&4 are optional)
  • Assignment 4: read and comment (2 pages) the paper on polarization. Due April 13 in class. (Better good work on part of the paper than superficial on the whole paper).

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