Spring 2021

An Introduction to Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-111

Formerly listed as: ECON-11  |  ENST-23


Jake Blackwood (Section 01)
Mesay Melese Gebresilasse (Section 02)
Christopher G. Kingston (Section 03)
Neil W. White (Section 04)


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: Section 01-02 limited to 20 Amherst College students per discussion section; Section 03 limited to 25 Amherst College students per discussion section; Section 04-05 limited to 20 Amherst College students per discussion section. To increase engagement, students in 111 will be assigned to cohorts in which they will work for problem sets and small-group discussions. The Department.

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


Quantitative Reasoning


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021
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 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020