Economics 1 - Introduction to Economics

UC Berkeley - Economics 1: Introduction to Economics (Fall 2011). Taught by Professor Kenneth Train, this course is a survey of economics designed to give an overview of the field. Economics 1 is an introductory course in economic principles. The course covers both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Topics include: economic modeling; allocation of resources; firm decision-making; imperfect competition; economic analysis of unemployment, inflation, and economic growth; the role of government in the domestic economy; international trade and finance; and U.S. economic policies of the last quarter century. Primary emphasis is placed upon acquiring skills with which to analyze current economic issues.

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Introduction
Lecture 02 - Demand and Supply
Lecture 03 - Demand and Supply (cont.)
Lecture 04 - Consumer Choice
Lecture 05 - Costs of Production
Lecture 06 - Competition, part 1
Lecture 07 - Competition, part 2
Lecture 08 - Monopoly
Lecture 09 - Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Lecture 10 - Regulation of Natural Monopolies
Lecture 11 - Antitrust Regulation
Lecture 12 - Externalities
Lecture 13 - Public Goods
Lecture 14 - Factor Markets
Lecture 15 - Time and Uncertainty
Lecture 16 - Overview of Macroeconomics
Lecture 17 - Aggregate Expenditure & Equilibrium Output
Lecture 18 - Government Spending: Fiscal Policy
Lecture 19 - Money Supply and Demand: Monetary Policy
Lecture 20 - Fiscal and Monetary Policy Combined
Lecture 21 - Inflation: Aggregate Demand and Supply
Lecture 22 - Trade and Comparative Advantage
Lecture 23 - Exchange Rates and Balance of Payments
Lecture 24 - Review

References
Kenneth Train Economics 1 goals
Economics 1: Introduction to Economics. Instructor: Kenneth Train. Lecture Schedule and Readings. Lecture Slides. Problem Sets. Past Exams.