ECON 102

Macroeconomic Theory

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Costas Azariadis Full Profile > 2.3 Overall 1.9 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.4 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness
Ok, do not go to lecture. Just read the book, the notes, and the book again. Memorize everything in there. His tests are kind of weird so be prepared... (Feb. 7, 2003)
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Overall 2.3 Easiness 1.9 Workload 1.4 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness 2.6

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Ok, do not go to lecture. Just read the book, the notes, and the book again. Memorize everything in there. His tests are kind of weird so be prepared. If you want a B in his clas it doesn't take much. I would not recommend him if you actually want to learn something.

Feb. 7, 2003
Michael Baird Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Carlos Armando Cantu Garcia Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Matthias Doepke Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 1.8 Easiness 1.5 Workload 3.2 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
I thought he was one of the most down-to-earth econ professors around. I mean, he rides a motorcycle to work! Other than that, he's pretty funny too. ... (March 28, 2002)
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I thought he was one of the most down-to-earth econ professors around. I mean, he rides a motorcycle to work! Other than that, he's pretty funny too. He's very smart too...probably one of the smarter econ professors at school. He doesn't throw any surprises on the exam. He assigns homework every other week (beware! the homeworks that are graded are worth quite a bit of the overall class grade...I believe he graded 2 of the 5 problem sets. the 2 graded sets were worth 44 each of the possible 100 points in the homework section which is worth 25% of the course grade) (hope that made sense). He is very technology savvy, and loves to assign excel projects in the homework sets. He is a very young professor, but he's comfortable in front of a 300 person lecture hall. The material of the class was very microoriented and very mathematical. He doesn't spell out the implications of the material, you must do that on your own time. Overall, good class. I think I pulled an A.

March 28, 2002
Roger Farmer Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 1.6 Easiness 1.4 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
Farmer is the best economics prof I have had at UCLA thus far. I went into the class, thinking I was going to despise it, but actually ended up enjoyin... (Dec. 25, 2008)
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Farmer is the best economics prof I have had at UCLA thus far. I went into the class, thinking I was going to despise it, but actually ended up enjoying it. As the previous 2 comments stated, he did a great job of relating the current economic crisis to the class - something I've never had a econ professor do prior to this class. He also seemed to actually care that we understood what he was teaching us. Also, the man is seriously brilliant. So although you don't need to go to class, or even really listen to the lectures online because his tests come straight from the weekly assignments, you can really learn a ton from him (and listening to the lectures makes the weekly assignments easier to understand.) Take Farmer if you can.

Dec. 25, 2008
Francois Geerolf Full Profile > 2.8 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
I loved Professor Geerolf. I was very concerned at the beginning because he had such bad reviews here, but should not have been. There are not that many... (Spring Quarter 2018)
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I loved Professor Geerolf. I was very concerned at the beginning because he had such bad reviews here, but should not have been. There are not that many professors who would slow down the pace and subsequently take more pressure upon himself to complete the course, but Professor Geerolf happily did that for us students whenever we didn't understand something. He curved the class so I did not care that his exams were challenging. Take the class with Professor Geerolf if you can!

Spring Quarter 2018
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Matthew Hill Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 2.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 1.0 Helpfulness
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Brian Jenkins Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Pari Kasliwal Full Profile > 1.3 Overall 1.3 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.3 Clarity 1.3 Helpfulness
Just took him for 102. What everyone has said here so far is pretty much on the mark, so you can guess that I'm gonna say don't take him if you can avo... (Sept. 15, 2001)
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Just took him for 102. What everyone has said here so far is pretty much on the mark, so you can guess that I'm gonna say don't take him if you can avoid it. But if you can't, do yourself a favor and save your money and don't buy the book.

Sept. 15, 2001
Meric Keskinel Full Profile > 2.9 Overall 2.6 Easiness 3.4 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness
Keskinel is a funny guy and his lectures aren't horribly boring to sit through, unlike a lot of other econ professors. That said, he's pretty disorganiz... (Fall Quarter 2016)
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Keskinel is a funny guy and his lectures aren't horribly boring to sit through, unlike a lot of other econ professors. That said, he's pretty disorganized in how he presents his material- no slides, and he'll often jump from whiteboard to whiteboard without explaining what's going on. Tests were reasonably fair but a little bit tricky. Overall, he's a very average professor- not one to avoid taking this class with, but not one I'd go out of my way to take again.

Fall Quarter 2016
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