Principles of Economics: Microeconomics


The course will provide a solid introduction to microeconomic theory and logic.

Starting at $688.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Learn how markets determine prices, wages, and production levels
  • Explore techniques of optimization for profit-maximizing firms in a variety of market structures
  • Learn to analyze the possible outcomes of government regulation on markets
  • Discover the logic and methodology economists use to understand human behavior

About this course:

An introduction to the principles of economic analysis, economic institutions, and issues of economic policy, this course emphasizes allocation of resources and distribution of income through the price system. Instruction covers the behavior of firms and individuals and their interactions in the marketplace, gains from trade, and the determination of prices. Different market structures are examined, including perfect and imperfect competition and monopoly. Issues addressed include: Do markets allocate resources efficiently? Under what conditions is government intervention justified and what are the potential benefits? Basic concepts and analytical tools studied are applied to current events and policy issues whenever possible. Transferable for UC credit.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Yang Cao
4 days left. Enroll by Jun 21, 2021
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Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline June 25, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 25, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Principles of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw

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