Enrico Moretti
Department of Economics
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Easiness 1.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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June 20, 2004

Econ 103 is an AWFUL class, but if you're Bus-Econ or International Econ and can't avoid it, Moretti is definitely the best professor to take it with. He is one of the best professors in the department, and actually wants his students to understand the material. The hw is incredibly time consuming, even if you work in a group. It's definitely to your advantage to do it though. Besides, even if you copy it, it takes hours (not kidding). The midterm was way too easy, but don't get excited, b/c the final is impossible. HW is 30%, though, and his curve is really generous. (30% A, 30% B, 30% C, and 10% D or F). Again, avoid 103 if possible (every single one of the horror stories is true), but if he ever teaches another course, I wouldn't hesitate to take it.

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April 4, 2004

Wow, NEVER have I taken such an awful class. I'm guessing that the other people who have written about Moretti were Math-Econ majors, because unless you like page long proofs, and equations with symbols like "beta one tilda hat," I cannot fathom how anyone could find this class interesting or relevant. The subject is not hard, but Moretti and his book complicate the subject endlessly. I had to reference my high school statistics book in order to find comprehendable explanations, as the book and the professor lacked anything understandable to the typical econ, bus-econ or international econ major. I know that this class is mandatory for some of you. If you can, wait for a better professor.. if you cant, Good luck...

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Jan. 4, 2003

There is a difference between the material being difficult/hard versus time-consuming. I don't think Econ 103 was difficult at all (i.e. understanding the material), but it was certainly enormously time consuming to finish the problem sets using Stata (THE COMMANDS!!! UGHHH!!! Could never remember any). If you found Calculus to be straight forward and intuitive, then Econ 103 should be the same (or easier). I think Enrico's lectures were excellent. He really emphasizes getting to the root of things and understanding the theory, rather than just going through problems. I mean, I really found lectures worthwhile, for a change. I think he is very clear and straight forward. The only one bad thing was that the midterm was super easy and the final was about 100 times harder. It's better to have the same level of difficulty on both, so you know what to expect (in case he reads this at some point). In general, VERY good, reasonable but still challenging professor.

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June 20, 2004

Econ 103 is an AWFUL class, but if you're Bus-Econ or International Econ and can't avoid it, Moretti is definitely the best professor to take it with. He is one of the best professors in the department, and actually wants his students to understand the material. The hw is incredibly time consuming, even if you work in a group. It's definitely to your advantage to do it though. Besides, even if you copy it, it takes hours (not kidding). The midterm was way too easy, but don't get excited, b/c the final is impossible. HW is 30%, though, and his curve is really generous. (30% A, 30% B, 30% C, and 10% D or F). Again, avoid 103 if possible (every single one of the horror stories is true), but if he ever teaches another course, I wouldn't hesitate to take it.

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April 4, 2004

Wow, NEVER have I taken such an awful class. I'm guessing that the other people who have written about Moretti were Math-Econ majors, because unless you like page long proofs, and equations with symbols like "beta one tilda hat," I cannot fathom how anyone could find this class interesting or relevant. The subject is not hard, but Moretti and his book complicate the subject endlessly. I had to reference my high school statistics book in order to find comprehendable explanations, as the book and the professor lacked anything understandable to the typical econ, bus-econ or international econ major. I know that this class is mandatory for some of you. If you can, wait for a better professor.. if you cant, Good luck...

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Jan. 4, 2003

There is a difference between the material being difficult/hard versus time-consuming. I don't think Econ 103 was difficult at all (i.e. understanding the material), but it was certainly enormously time consuming to finish the problem sets using Stata (THE COMMANDS!!! UGHHH!!! Could never remember any). If you found Calculus to be straight forward and intuitive, then Econ 103 should be the same (or easier). I think Enrico's lectures were excellent. He really emphasizes getting to the root of things and understanding the theory, rather than just going through problems. I mean, I really found lectures worthwhile, for a change. I think he is very clear and straight forward. The only one bad thing was that the midterm was super easy and the final was about 100 times harder. It's better to have the same level of difficulty on both, so you know what to expect (in case he reads this at some point). In general, VERY good, reasonable but still challenging professor.

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3.7
Overall Rating
Based on 9 Users
Easiness 1.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.3 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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