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Welcome to ECON 4333 (web-assisted)
Arkansas State University
Spring semester, 2011
This presentation
information about
ECON 4333
Regulation of
Business ) in the
online format.
Course Syllabus
Your Professor
Christopher Brown
Business 412
870-972-3737 (tel.)
870-972-3417 (fax)
[email protected] (email)
myweb.astate.edu/crbrown (web)
Office Hours:
1:00-3:00 p.m. MTWR
Course Prerequisites
You must have satisfied the following prerequisites to enroll for this
ECON 2313 (principles of macroeconomics)
ECON 2323 (principles of microeconomics).
The following requirements apply to Business majors only: To be
eligible to enroll in any upper division courses, business
majors must satisfy the following enrollment
requirements: (1) Complete 54 hours of GenEd requirements and
lower level Business math requirements; (2) complete the following
lower level courses: ENG 1003 and ENG 1013; QM 2113.
The Textbook
The required text for this course is:
V. Kip Viscusi, John Vernon, and Joseph Harrington. The
Economics of Regulation and Antitrust, 4th edition.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.
•You can purchase this text at the ASU Bookstore, or
•You can purchase the book through an online vendor
such as Campusbooks.com To purchase the book online,
you need the ISBN number, which is: 978-0-22075022062-0
Equipment and Software Needs
You must own or have access to the following items
to take this course:
•A computer will a recent vintage operating
•High speed internet service;
•Sound card and speakers;
•Printer; and
•The Microsoft Office 2007 suite of applications
(specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word). Note
that under the terms of the Microsoft Campus
Agreement, ASU students may obtain copies of
Microsoft Office and Windows at no charge.
Blackboard 8
•We will use the Blackboard 8 course
management system for this course.
•You should be enrolled in Blackboard
•Browse to http://blackboard.astate.edu
•Announcements, course content, homework
assignments, and other materials will be
available at the ECON 4333 site.
•The first examination will be administered
online using Blackboard.
Course Modules
•The course is organized into thirteen (13)
modules spaced over fourteen (14) weeks.
•Each module contains a reading assignment,
one or more PowerPoint presentations, and
other content such as MP3 files.
•Access the modules by clicking on the
Modules button in the ECON 4333 section of
Blackboard 8.
Course Requirements
The course requirements include:
4 homework assignments
2. A book review
3. 2 examinations
•Homework assignments will be submitted as e-mail
attachments, by fax, or using the digital drop box feature of
•The first will be administered online using Blackboard.
•The final examination is proctored, but can be taken at ASUJonesboro, ASU-Beebe, ASU-Mt. Home, ASU-Heber Springs, or
one of the ASU “Degree Centers” at West Memphis, Blytheville, or
Forrest City.
Book Review
As part of the course requirements, students are to submit a review of the
following book:
Robert Pitovsky, Editor. How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The
Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust (Oxford: Oxford
University Press), 2008. ISBN-10: 0195339762. ISBN-13: 978-0195339765.
This book is not in stock at the ASU Bookstore. You should purchase the book
as quickly as possible. I recommend using online booksellers sellers such as
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Powell’s Books. You should be able to obtain an
inexpensive used copy.
The book review should be a minimum of 5 pages and is to be typed (double spaced) and
checked for proper grammar and spelling. You will receive further instructions for the
book review by email. The book review is due no later than Friday, April 8. Send your
book review as an email attachment to [email protected] Or you may use the digital
drop box feature in Blackboard . Or fax to 870-972-3417.
Determining the Course Grade
The various components have the
following “point” values:
Homework (20 points each)
Book Review
Exam 1
Final Exam
The Grading Scale
Your grade will be determined according to
the following scale:
Below 220
E-Mail : Student Mail ONLY!!
You MUST use your
ASU Student E-mail
account for ALL course