Ratings for Magin, K A

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Magin, K A (UGBA 137, Fall 2011)
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65

Comment: Want to know about him and his class? Simple! Last semester, he said that although a new grading policy just came up, he thought Haas needed an even higher standard than that. He said he would make the class more difficult than ever, which explained why the class only has a 2.4 average GPA (myedu.com)!!!!! Well, overall, I have to say: the class itself is not that difficult, but he just made it weird and so unpredictable.

Submitted May 19th, 2012

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Magin, K A (ECON 161, Fall 2009)
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50
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13
Helpfulness
35
Enthusiasm
58

Submitted May 11th, 2012

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Magin, K A (UGBA 137, Fall 2010)
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50
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50
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50

Submitted Dec. 10th, 2011

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Magin, K A (UGBA 137, Spring 2011)
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50
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50

Submitted Sept. 18th, 2011

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Magin, K A (ECON 101B, Spring 2010)
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25
Helpfulness
37
Enthusiasm
76

Comment: This man is very intelligent and knows a lot about classical economic theory. However, he is an extremely biased teacher and spends almost no time on other aspects of macroeconomics, such as ISLM models, which he finds "wrong". His midterms seem easy, but his grading scale is undetermined and makes no sense so you don't really know what your grad is going to be.. its an easy class because you don't learn too much except for three models, but its not a good comprehensive macro class

Submitted Oct. 23rd, 2010

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Magin, K A (ECON 101B, Spring 2010)
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100
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100
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40
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: His lectures are a bit unconventional, at least according to what I've heard of previous 101b classes. He doesn't use any textbook, so his lectures and handouts are what you can only rely on. First 30 minutes he usually spends on talking about some economic issues or mostly criticizing the current Obama administration. His conservative point of view might be helpful for your diversity of ideas, though I felt he could be more unbiased when giving lectures. Exams are very straightforward, basically same questions from the problem sets.

Submitted May 21st, 2010

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Magin, K A (ECON 161, Fall 2009)
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50
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Helpfulness
26
Enthusiasm
66

Comment: no problem sets assigned. boring lectures and easy final

Submitted May 7th, 2010

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Magin, K A (ECON 101B, Spring 2009)
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100
Exams
71
Helpfulness
24
Enthusiasm
76

Comment: Problem Sets were not required, but very helpful for tests if you understood them. He may seem offensive to people with set economic ideals, but will give a different view from many of the other professors around.

Submitted May 5th, 2010