Dismal Science? How Come We Get Laid More? (Telebears VIII–Economics)

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

We think this graph above is as good a grasp of behaviorial economics as you need. But if you think otherwise, read on through the link to figure out which professor to learn your supply and demand from.

(Have any memories about professors in this department for a class or in general? Contribute them in the comments. Textbooks also listed after professors)

Econ 1
Kenneth Train, MW 12-1 Wheeler Aud
Principles of MacroeconomicsStudy Guide: Case Fair: Principles of MicroeconomicsStudy Guide: Case Fair: Principles of Macroeconomics
“Don’t take econ 1 if you already took a comprehensive econ course in high school like I did…very personable, constantly injects humor into his lectures, and extraordinarily organized…Class was horrible due to curve and incorrect approach to real economics…only bad thing about this class is that in my semester they curved BY SECTION. Needless to say this sucks if you are placed with very smart people.”
Econ 100A &
Econ 101A
taught by Staff, no info.

Econ 100B
Martha Olney, TuTh 330-5, 1 Pimentel
Macroeconomics & Study Guide to accompany Macroeconomics
“Don’t miss lectures. makes you love econ…excellent lectures, great stories, clear concepts, best econ professor EVER…A professor who enjoys teaching… your own gsi grades your exam. if your gsi grades harshly, that might be a disadvantage…long enough that only A students can finish, medium-level questions, really tested knowledge of lecture material.”

Econ 101B
Steven A. Wood, TuTh 330-5, 534 Davis
Macroeconomics (4th Edition)
“Fascinating class. Excellent teacher, his lectures are pure gold…I almost wish i could take this class again…great professor, very clear lectures that explain everything, very clear lecture notes that make it so you might not even have to go to lecture…Gives old exams out so midterms are not THAT hard…One of the Best professors I’ve learned from!”

Econ 140
Glenn Woroch, TuTh 11-1230, 100 GPB
Introduction to Econometrics (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)
“The class itself is hard, but compared to the horror stories associated with other profs, Woroch did a pretty good job…His lectures are useless, he reiterates from the book and reads useless statistics to us…Exams and midterms possibly too easy at times with a high curve…tried hard to make econometrics (which is normally painful) interesting and fun.”

Econ 141
Greg Duncan, MW 4-530, 103 Moffitt
Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach (with Economic Applications Online, Econometrics Data Sets with Solutions Manual Web Site Printed Access Card)How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library)
“Learned more than I thought I could. Got a good job just because I was able to answer the interviewers questions…The final was the easiest exam and if you manage to last that long in his class then it’s a nice suprise…Class was very challenging, but Duncan makes it seem alot worse than it really is…He was a condescending ****.”

Econ 172, Case Studies in Economic Development
Gerald Roland, TuTh 8-930, 277 Cory
“The prof is a great guy..I loved every minute of it. Looked forward to every lecture even though it was an early class. Great prof!!!!”

(Data taken from RateMyProfessors and Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes)
(Photo from Impleader)

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