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College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences





Bizzini Hall C101D

Dr. Peterson is a professor in Economics at California State University, Stanislaus. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in August 1996. Her dissertation is entitled "Neighborhood Quality and Children's Propensity to Succeed."

As an undergraduate she attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1982, with distinction in Economics. She has been a research assistant in the Financial Structure Section of the Federal Reserve Board and the Institute for Research on Poverty. The honors she has received include the M. Jarvin Emerson Award in June 1996 and a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship, from 1989-1990. Her research includes work on neighborhood quality and children's success, and on policy-related determinants of teen non-marital childbearing.

Courses she teaches include: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2500), Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2510), Economic History of the United States (ECON 3100), Public Finance ( PADM 5006) and State Local Public Finance (PADM 5007).

Syllabus for Section 1 spring 2011 meets at 11 am

Please visit Blackboard for More Information and Short Assignments

Please watch online lecture by Yasheng Huang and make an outline of key points, “Global and Domestic Imbalances: Why Rural China is the Key”, given June 6, 2009, , MIT World, MIT Sloan School of Management

Some Practice Questions

            Examples of Supply and Demand Questions

Slides going over potential responses to Supply and Demand Questions

Practice questions for Exam 1

Slides going over some potential responses to practice exam 1

Practice questions for Exam 2

Slides going over some potential responses to practice exam 2

Practice questions for Exam 3

Slides going over some potential responses to practice exam 3

Practice questions for Final

Slides going over some potential responses to practice final

Some Interesting/Useful Sites for Econ2500  

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
CCER National Budget Simulation
Economic Report of the President

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics: Consumer Price Indexes

BLS CPI text table

Discussion Lists

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