Core Course

202A Markets and the Firm

Examines the decisions of consumers, business and government, and how these players interact. This course covers a variety of topics in economics, including supply and demand, efficiency, pricing and game theory. We will also cover the use and interpretation of economic data, and the rationale and effects of government policies affecting business. Fundamental concepts such as marginal analysis, opportunity cost, economies of scale and external effects are applied to current examples, in particular in the area of information technology.