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Introduction to Economics

Fall semester 2011/2012

1st year Economics students and non-Economics students, lecture on Mondays, 1.15-2.50 pm, room 102


Course given by: Dominika Milczarek-Andrzejewska


Textbook: S.R. Mc Connell and S.L. Brue Economics, Mc Graw-Hill Irwin, 2008, 17th edition (you may also use 16th edition from 2005)


Course outline and materials:

  • Lecture 1: The Nature and Method of Economics (The Economic Perspective: Scarcity and Choice/Rational Behavior/ Benefits and Costs) (chapter 1) Additional reading: R. Frank: The Economic Naturalist http://www.robert-h-frank.com/book.html
  • Lecture 2: Methodology of Economics (Economics as a Social Science/Economic Methodology/Macroeconomics and Microeconomics/Positive and Normative Economics) (chapter 1)
  • Lecture 3: Economizing (Unlimited wants versus scarce resources/Production possibilities curve) (chapter 2 - 16th edition/chapter 1 - 17th edition)
  • Lecture 4: Economic Systems (Market System/Command System/Circular Flow Model) (chapter 2, 4 and 5 - 16th edition/chapter 2 and 4 - 17th edition)
  • Lecture 5: Individual markets: Demand and Supply (Law of demand/Change in demand/Law of supply/Change in supply/Market equilibrium/Applications) (chapter 3)
  • Lecture 6: Government and market failure (Public goods/Externalities) (chapter 30 - 16th edition/chapter 28 - 17th edition'')
  • Lecture 7&8: Macroeconomics. Basic issues. (Measuring GDP and National Income/Human Development Index) (chapter 7 - 16th edition/chapter 6 - 17th edition)
  • Lecture 9: Introduction to Economic Growth (Definition of Economic Growth/Business Cycles/Unemployment/Inflation) (chapter 8 - 16th edition/chapter 7 - 17th edition)
  • Lecture 10: International Trade (chapter 37 - 16th edition/chapter 35 - 17th edition)
  • Lecture 11&12: Exchange Rates, the Balance of Payments, and Trade Deficits (chapter 38 - 16th edition/chapter 36 - 17th edition)
  • Lecture 13: Developing Countries (chapter 39 - 16th edition or chapter 16W - 17th edition: online)
  • Lecture 14: Revision

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