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Cours scientifiques - ECO_1F001_EP : Introduction to Economics

Domaine > Economie.


Introduction to Economics (ECO101) provides students with the foundational concepts of economics. The course begins with the investigation of the individual behavior of households and firms. Subsequently, students review and develop a thorough understanding of the concepts of supply and demand, before investigating how markets function. The course also covers imperfect competition and other macherket failures, as well as macroeconomic aggregates and the role of the central bank.

Objectifs pédagogiques

This course offers an introduction to Economics. It emphasizes the fundamental principles of economic analysis, which are applied to understand the working of market economies. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the methodology of economics, they should be able to make structured arguments about major economic issues, and they should know both the efficiency properties of markets and the main market failures.

Diplôme(s) concerné(s)

Parcours de rattachement

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade américain

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Bachelor of Science de l'Ecole polytechnique

Le rattrapage est autorisé (Note de rattrapage conservée écrêtée à une note seuil de 10)
    L'UE est acquise si note finale transposée >= D
    • Crédits ECTS acquis : 5 ECTS

    La note obtenue rentre dans le calcul de votre GPA.

    Programme détaillé

    • Lecture 1: Consumers; Producers
    • Lecture 2: Competitive Equilibrium
    • Lecture 3: International Trade; Taxation
    • Lecture 4: Externalities and Public Goods; Monopolies
    • Lecture 5: Game Theory; Social Choice
    • Lecture 6: Asymmetric Information; Labor Economics
    • Lecture 7: Financial Markets; Macroeconomic Aggregates
    • Lecture 8: Money; International Macroeconomics


    Recommended textbook: Economics, by Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson, and John A. List; Pearson.

    Another useful reference: Principles of Economics, 7th edition, by N. Gregory Mankiw; Cengage.

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