Fall 2009

An Introduction to Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-11

Faculty

Sami Alpanda (Sections 01 and 16)
Adam D. Honig (Sections 02 and 26)
Steven G. Rivkin (Sections 01, 02, 04, 05, 16, 26, 46 and 56)
Geoffrey R. Woglom (Sections 04, 05, 46 and 56)

Description

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.

One lecture and three hours of discussion per week. Each section is limited to 25 Amherst College students. Fall semester: Professors Alpanda, Honig, Rivkin (Course Chair),  Sims, and Woglom.

Professor Sims' section is designed for students interested in environmental studies.  See Environmental Studies 23 for more information.

One lecture and three hours of discussion per week. Each section is limited to 40 Amherst College students. Spring semester. Professors Alpanda, Rivkin (Course Chair), and Sims.

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016