March 26, 2005

Weinstein, David Silver_nugget
[W4325] Economic Organization and Development of Japan

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Professor Weinstein is obviously very passionate about Japan and Japanese economics including the history behind its development. He has had actual work experience in Japan so he knows first-hand how the labor markets function. He uses powerpoint to limit the amount of notes you have to take which makes it easy to just sit there and actually listen to what he has to say. His class is very interesting, I was loving it, I studied hard for the midterm and was still surprised how difficult I found the test to be... the curve worked in everyone's favor however. Overall I recommend the class because I think he's a great professor (and the nicest guy too) and the class material is interesting.

Workload:

Midterm, final, one research paper 8-10 pages. Readings for every class but of very reasonable lengths (10-30 pages per class).