Fall 2023

An Introduction to Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-111


Jake Blackwood (Sections 02 and 02F)
Mesay Melese Gebresilasse (Sections 01 and 01F)
Jun Ishii (Sections 04 and 05F)
Christopher G. Kingston (Sections 03, 03F and 04F)


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 lectures and one 50-minute lecture/discussion per week. Requisite for all other courses in Economics.

Limited to 25 students per section. Fall and spring semesters. The Department.

How to handle overenrollment: Drop students who do not attend the first class and admit students from a waiting list.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Quantitative reasoning; modes of learning and assessment include readings, lectures, problem sets, in-class quizzes, exams, short paper, graphical analysis, group discussion.


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in 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, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Spring 2024