WoodbadgeNorthern TierPhilmont 2012
Charles B. Moss

AEB 6184 - Production Economics — Old Syllabus

See new materials at http://ricardo.ifas.ufl.edu/aeb6184.production/

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the standard theoretical and empirical models used in the investigation of firm level production decisions.

Instructor: Charles B. Moss
Office: 1175 McCarty Hall
Email: cbmoss@ufl.edu

Overview: This class meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday period 2 [8:30-9:20]). Course grades will be assigned based on weekly homework, three examinations, a research proposal and class participation. Homework will be due in a week increment. Each assignment will be handed out at the beginning of each increment and will involve topics covered over that time span. The research proposal is not intended to be a completed research product. Instead, I would like the student to propose an interesting problem that can be solved using of the techniques from this course.

Textbooks: There are three primary textbooks used in this course:
Other books referenced in this course include:
Background material can be found in:
Supplementary Material: To facilitate classroom discussion I have a established a teaching bulletin board at http://ricardo.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.cgi. Other materials such as lecture notes will be made available on the Internet at http://ricardo.ifas.ufl.edu/aeb6184.production/syllabus.html.

Course Outline

Grading: Grades will be assigned based on the following weights:

Course Grade Weights
ActivityTotal PointsPercent of Grade
Test 3*100 300 60 %
Research Proposal 100 20 %
Homework 75 15 %
Class Participation 25 5 %
Total 500 100 %

Grades will be assigned based on the following scale

Grading Scale
Grade Percentage of Total Points
A 94-100
B+ 90-94
B 84-90
C+ 80-84
C 74-80
D+ 70-74
D 64-70
E 0-64

Resources Available: My office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:30, and Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 11:30. If these times are not convenient please make an appointment, or stop by my office. In general, I have an open door policy. If I am in my office, I encourage student interaction. Additional resources for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals, which interfere with their academic performance are available at:

  • University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, personal and career counseling;
  • Student Mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, personal counseling;
  • Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.
  • Sexual Assault Recovery Services (SARS), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual counseling.

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    Academic Honesty: "All students are required to abide by the Academic Honesty Guidelines which have been accepted by the University. The academic community of students and faculty at the University of Florida strives to develop, sustain and protect an environment of honesty, trust and respect. Students are expected to pursue knowledge with integrity. Exhibiting honesty in academic pursuits and reporting violations of the Academic Honesty Guidelines will encourage others to act with integrity. Violations of the Academic Honesty Guidelines shall result in judicial action and a student being subject to the sanctions in paragraph XIV of the Student Code of Conduct. The conduct set forth hereinafter constitutes a violation of the Academic Honesty Guidelines (University of Florida Rule 6C1-4.017)." (http://www.dso.ufl.edu/studentguide/studentrights.php).

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