Microeconomics Principles

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: 8 weeks

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 经济与金融

大学或机构: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign( 伊利诺伊大学厄巴纳 - 香槟分校)

授课老师: José J. Vázquez-Cognet

课程主页: https://www.coursera.org/course/microecon

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Most people make the incorrect assumption that economics is ONLY the study of money.  My primary goal in this course is to shatter this belief.  In fact, in the last 50 years economists have tackled some of the most interesting and important questions for humanity.  For instance, the following are just a few examples:

  • About Love and Marriage
    • Why is the divorce rate so high and what should we do in order to reduce it?
  • About the Environment
    • Why do we have so much pollution?
    • How much is an endangered species worth?
  • About Crime
    • Would legalizing marijuana lead to a reduction in crime?
  • About Labor Markets
    • Does increasing the Federal Minimum Wage put people out of work?
    • Why did so many women enter the labor force during the last 40 years?
  • About things you should be worrying about
    • Why is a college education a smart investment? Or isn't?
    • Why are the presidential candidates missing the point on college costs?
  • And about many other things:
    • Would school vouchers lead to improvements in public education?
    • Why a draft would only damage the army?
    • How to level the playing field in baseball?
    • AND, why is COURSERA offering this course free of charge?
We will be addressing many of these (and many more) questions during this course. Again, my main goal will to show you the way economists think and how to use this analytical system to answer questions related not only to these and other important human issues but pretty much to anything you end up doing with your life after this class. After all, as you will quickly find out, I believe everything is economics!


Week 1: Basic Concepts, Modeling and Trade

  • What economists do and the strange way they think?
Week 2: Supply and Demand
  • What determines prices and quantity in a market economy?
Week 3: Market Efficiency and Government Intervention
  • What is the relationship between free market economies and social welfare?
Week 4: Elasticity and Taxes
  • What are the distributional effects of taxes?
Week 5: Production and Costs
  • What is the relationship between production and costs in a firm?
Week 6: Competitive Output
  • How competitive firms choose their efficient level of output?
Week 7: Firms With Market Power
  • What are the pricing policies of firms with some degree of market power?
Week 8: Public Goods, Common Resources and Externalities
  • How much pollution is too much pollution?



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Introduction to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. Primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, the theory of the firm under varying conditions of competition and monopoly, and the role of government in promoting efficiency in the economy.


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