ECON 150

Labor Economics

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Dominic Brewer See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 3.8

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What can I say that hasn't already been said? The guy makes econ (hold your breath) INTERESTING. By far the best econ class and prof I've had. His lectures are organized, the topics are relevant to the real world (e.g. human capital theory, effects of immigration, welfare analysis, investment in education, etc.)he's very approachable and is concerned about student learning.

Jan. 14, 2004
Deborah Brown See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.5 Clarity 1.2 Helpfulness 1.8

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Brown is a decent professor. He is unorganized and talks way too fast, but he's a nice guy, and it didn't seem like he was out to get you. His tests are fair, they require a thorough reading of the book, review of the practice probs he posts, and remembering tidbits from lecture. There aren't any curveballs like other Econ classes. If you put in enough time to study you should do fine. For the final, review the older material well. Its divided into equal thirds from the class, not weighted at all toward stuff not tested on. Expect to see repeated probs from the MTs. If you don't have patience, I wouldn't recommend this class, but if you're tired of getting screwed over by some of these Econ professors and their unfair tests, this would be a good class for you.

Dec. 19, 2008
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Janet Currie See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.9 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 3.7

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Although she looks nice in class, she is not concerned about students during her office hours. Several friends of mine experienced this. We were all scared to go to her office hours, and I definitely won't suggest you to go. Remember, don't ask her "stupid questions" that you might have, although she looks welcome to be asked.

April 7, 2005
Jack Hou See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.3 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 2.1

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I was dumb....should have listened to other ppl's advice when they told me not to take him since they had him for econ 1 or 2. but i did. still haven't figured out why though. so lucky enough for me (sarcasm)....it turned out that it was his 1st time teaching 150. yeah, nice, huh? well not really. we were like his guinea pigs, per se! omg his lectures are long, draggin, hard to follow, and you literally have to be writing down the whole time, trying to copy down everything he says cuz trust me, everything he says is super important....um...except when he rambles on incessantly abt. his rich wife who's making mad dough...cute, he talks abt her as if he worships her...but enough of the same stuff over and over again already, man!.....he tends to ramble a lot......it's funny....sometimes he would take literally forever to talk abt. some stupid topic that's completely irrelevant to what ur learning....and amazing somehow he links it to econ (wait..shall i say...he TRIES to link it?) yeah..
So..yeah i just took the final today....possibly the hardest final i have ever taken in my life....omg it was soooooooooooooo LONG SOOO FRIGGIN" long omg omg omg!!..........there were like 7 parts...and under each part, you had to do 2-4 questions......and um...these aren't like easy questions...they are detailed analytical questions or math-oriented questions.
Nice thing abt. this class is that there's always a big fat curve...but then if you really think abt. it.....a class that has a big fat curve tells u a lot how professor is...and i shall leave it at that...
i literally busted my butt off for this class....had nightmares on a trillion and one graphs at nite.....did a big a above avg. on the 2 midterms.......we shall see how i did on the final.........but boy....he really really tests ur knowledge...so really....do make sure that you know EVERY FRIGGIN" graph he draws on the board and be able to explain the shifts and stuff.
comment on the book: it's way tooooo simple. the prof goes BEYOND the book. the book is a supplement to the lecture notes. but if you do read the book over and over again, you will understand his lecture notes and the graphs.
sooo.........sorry to blah blah blah for soo song...but that's my 2 cents on prof. hou
take him if you want to be challenged. it's NOT easy...lemme repeat it again....IT IS NOT EASY AT ALL TO GET AN A in this class........so if ur a slacker.....STAY AWAY!!!

June 13, 2003
Edward McDevitt See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.5

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Professor McDevitt is one of the most dedicated professors I've ever had at UCLA. Much more than most other econ professors. He gives you plenty of opportunities to do well in the class if you are willing to put in the effort to study. He gives at least 2 - 3 extra office hours, even during the weekends. Yes, the material he teaches may not be the most interesting, but its def doable. Its basically Econ 11 and 101 applied to labor markets.. So I highly recommend Prof Mcdevitt, you'll get an A in the class if you are willing to do the study questions and go for office hours.

March 3, 2011
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Olivia Osei-Twumasi See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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One of the best Econ professors I've met in UCLA. Engaging lectures and she tries her best to make everything clear. No regrets would definitely take her class again.

Spring Quarter 2019
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