Microeconomic Theory

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|ECON E-1010 |
|Microeconomic Theory Spring, 2013 |

Course Web Site: http://isites.harvard.edu/course/ext-23285/2013/spring

Professor: Bruce Watson econe1010@dce.harvard.edu

Lectures: Mondays 7:40 – 9:40 Science Center A

Teaching Assistants: Teo Nicolais (For distance students) teo.the.ta@gmail.com Sections (On-line) at http://chat.dce.harvard.edu: To Be Announced

Jodi Beggs (For in-class students) jodi@post.harvard.edu Sections: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 (EST) Location TBA Office
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Grading Mechanics: Assigning Letter Grades Based on a Curve

Semester grades are determined by a curve. The nature of a curve is that your grade is based on your performance relative to all other students in the class. It does not involve an “absolute standard,” e.g., 90 – 100 = A, 80 – 90 = B, etc., which you may be used to from some other courses. I believe that a curve is ultimately the fairest way to determine grades, since it does not set some arbitrary absolute standard, but judges students on their performance relative to their peers.

With a curve, your grade is based on your percentile rank in the class, i.e., the percentage of students in
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