Krop is HORRIBLE. worst UCLA experience i have ever had in my 4 years for these reasons: 1. Krop is extremely smart, i am not going to deny that; but he has to be the worst teacher. He is smart, therefore the material he covers is difficult; and with his sub-par inadequate teaching, makes his class intolerable. 2. Lectures are bad. Talks way too fast, doesn't stop and spend time on important material, he just cruises through everything as if its insignificant...its not. 3. Unorganized. His slides are always out of order, tests CONSISTENTLY have mistakes and even ANSWER KEYS have mistakes. For a class that is 99% self-taught, this makes studying near impossible. 4. Graphs dont help at all, if anything they confuse students more. 5. Makes the most simplest, easy to understand, graphs and conclusions difficult and hard to understand. It took my study group 5 hours to understand one graph that he based his whole class on... 6. Tests are bogus. He pulls questions from information he spent less than 1 minute on. 7. Makes you feel stupid. If you ask a question in his office hours or in his class, it better be smart...otherwise he is just going to make you feel inept and lost. 8. He simply does not care and is lackluster professor. I took Econ 122, my midterm said Econ 192 as the class....The final he gave us said to choose 2 of the following 4 questions, 1 from each of the 2 sections. Then later on, the instructions for each section say to, "do all of the following questions"... I will never take Krop again. If you end up taking him please give him a horrible evaluation so he gets fired.
Professor Krop is an awesome professor. He\355s one of the greatest econ professors that I have ever had. He talks about economics in various perspectives, and his lectures can be very interesting at times. Both exams are 50% each. The exams are similar to the previous exams, so study all that, and your lecture notes, and you\355ll be fine. Everyone becomes intrigued when he talks about Social Security. I actually found the class to be very educational. Time well spent.