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Principles of Economics

Course Number:

73100


Faculty

Christopher Sleet, csleet@andrew.cmu.edu


Alexey Kushnir, akushnir@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

Undergraduate Economics


Concentrations

B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Statistics, B.S. in Economics and Mathematical Sciences, Additional Major in Economics, Additional Major in Economics and Statistics, Minor in Economics, Required


Course Description

Literally, an introduction to economic principles, the goal of this course is to give students an understanding as to what constitutes good “economic thinking”. This thought process is grounded in the construction and use of economics models. Drawing on issues in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, fundamental principles are shown to transcend particular examples and allow the field to be seen as a coherent, unified whole. 

Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Textbook

D. Acemoglu et al, "Economics" with MyEcon Lab (1st edition), Prentice Hall, 2014.


Pre-requisites

None