Spring 2009

An Introduction to Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-11  |  Environmental Studies, as ENST-23


Katharine R. E. Sims (Section 01)


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.