Fall 2008

An Introduction to Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-11


Sami Alpanda (Sections 01 and 16)
Adam D. Honig (Sections 02 and 26)
Jun Ishii (Sections 03 and 36)
Christopher G. Kingston (Sections 04 and 46)
Steven G. Rivkin (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56 and 66)
Katharine R. E. Sims (Sections 05 and 56)
Geoffrey R. Woglom (Sections 06, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56 and 66)


A study of the central problem of scarcity and of the ways in which the U.S. economic system allocates scarce resources among competing ends and apportions the goods produced among people. Requisite for all other courses in economics. Each section limited to 25 Amherst College students. Sections 01-06. One lecture and three hours of discussion per week. Fall semester: Professors Alpanda, Honig, Ishii, Kingston, Rivkin (Course Chair), Sims, and Woglom. Sections 01-06. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Spring semester. Professors Honig, Ishii, Rivkin (Course Chair), and Sims. Section 05 is designed for students interested in environmental studies. See Environmental Studies 23 for more information. Spring semester. Professor Sims. Enrollment limited. Fall and Spring semesters.