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 1 limited to 17 Amherst College students per discussion section; Section 2-5 limited to 25  Amherst College students per discussion section. The Department.

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


Quantitative Reasoning


2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
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 2020, Spring 2021