66231 - Crash Course in Economics

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student has knowledge of the general principles of the discipline (trade-off, opportunity cost, marginal utility, incentives, etc), the methodological approach (scientific method, micro- vs macro-economics, etc), and the basic analysis of the market equilibrium.

Course contents

The Crash Course will provide an overview on:

1. Foundations of core economics
2. Foundations of strategic interactions
3. Foundations of information economics
4. Foundations of empirical analysis


Tom Sargent, University of California at Berkeley graduation speech, May 16, 2007

Greg Mankiw, Principles of Economics (ch. 1-2)

Teaching methods

Oral lectures

Assessment methods

The course has no final exam

Teaching tools

Slides provided by the instructor

Office hours

See the website of Davide Dragone