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An Introduction to Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-111

Formerly listed as: ECON-11  |  ENST-23

Moodle sites: Course  |  Section 01  |  Section 02  |  Section 03  |  Section 04


Brian H. Baisa (Section 02)
Eleanor W. Dillon (Section 03)
Jun Ishii (Section 04)
Christopher G. Kingston (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. Two 80-minute and one 50-minute lecture/discussion per week.

Requisite for all other courses in Economics. Fall semester: Sections 1-3 limited to 18 Amherst College students; Sections 4-7 limited to 25 Amherst College students.  Professors Barbezat, Dillon, Ishii, Kingston, and Woglom. Spring semester: Limited to 30 Amherst College students. Professors Baisa, Dillon, Ishii, and Kingston.


If Overenrolled: Drop students who do not attend the first two classes and admit students from a waiting list.


Quantitative Reasoning


2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
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 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019