Fall 2023


Listed in: Economics, as ECON-300


Christopher G. Kingston (Section 01)


This course develops the tools of modern microeconomic theory and notes their applications to matters of utility and demand; production functions and cost; pricing of output under perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, etc.; pricing of productive services; intertemporal decision-making; the economics of uncertainty; efficiency, equity, general equilibrium; externalities and public goods. A student may not receive credit for both ECON 300 and ECON 301.

Requisite: MATH 111, or equivalent and at least a "B" grade in ECON 111/111E or a "B-" in ECON 200–290, or equivalent.

Fall semester: Limited to 30 students. Professor Kingston.

Spring semester: Limited to 30 students each section. Professor Baisa. Professor Hyman.

How to handle overenrollment: Maintain a waiting list, and give preference to majors or potential majors.

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; regular readings, problem sets, quizzes, and exams.

ECON 300 - LEC

Section 01
M 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM BEBU 107
W 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM BEBU 107
F 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM BEBU 107

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Intermediate Microeconomics: A tool-building approach, 2nd Edition Routledge, 2021 Samiran Banerjee Required Amherst Books TBD
The Microeconomics Anti-Textbook Zed Books, 2021 Rod Hill & Tony Myatt Required Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


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, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025