Economics 1
Introduction to Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Fall 2019

Professor Martha Olney:
Twitter: @MarthaOlney or directly at
Office hours (691 Evans): Tues 12:00-1:00 pm, Wed 11:30-12:30

Head GSI Vaishnavi Surendra: office hours (548 Evans):
MW: 8.40a - 9.40a thereafter

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn."     -- Ben Franklin

No laptops are allowed in Econ 1 lecture.

Tablets or tablet-PCs turned flat are ok.

Be sure you have no conflicts with the following:
Midterm #1, 
Wed., October 2, 7-8:30 pm
Midterm #2, Wed., November 6, 7-8:30 pm
Midterm #3, THURSDAY, December 5, 7-8:30 pm
Final exam (slot #6, unique to Econ 1), Tuesday, December 17, 11:30-2:30- 1:00

Information about the Final Exam
The Comprehensive Essay Question

The final will take place in the RSF (Recreational Sports Facility) Field House, Tuesday, December 17, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Directions to RSF Field House: The RSF Field House is located on the west end of the Recreational Sports Facility (on Bancroft Way).
Please enter through the exterior double doors that lead directly into the Field House from outside.  See aerial view below.

  Piazza is used for posting your questions (and answering your classmates' questions).
bCourses is used for all other learning management tasks

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Fall 2019 syllabus

Lecture Outlines
(pdf files posted by 10 pm the night before class)

Discussion Section Points
(pdf file)

Reader Contents with links

You need a VPN or the proxy server
to follow some links

Section times, location, GSI
Includes GSI email address
and GSI office hours & office location

Links to problem set files
will go live when files
are uploaded

Discussion Questions
for Reader Articles


Gradescope help files for
submitting problem sets

P.S. 1
P.S. 1 solutions

Web Sites for You

Old Midterm #1 Exams

P.S. 2
P.S. 2 solutions

Khan Academy
(helpful for reviewing math;
also some econ)

Old Midterm #2 Exams

P.S. 3
P.S. 3 solutions
Economics Dept Tutoring Center

Old Final Exams

P.S. 4
P.S. 4 solutions

Student Learning Center

Midterm Regrade Policy

Errata sheet (aka, list of typos):
Micro/Macro as a 2nd Language

Webcasts are on bCourses
or CalCentral, MyAcademics tab
Readings Quizzes (dates in syllabus)
on bCourses
Section Exercise Solutions are on bCourses
Letter for employers & others
confirming dates and times of midterms

About the Turn-it-in Software (pdf)



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Department of Economics
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Econ Dept fax: 510-642-6615