Classes

Ec 970: The Economics of Happiness - Instructor

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020
Course Description: Economists who study subjective well-being use the methodological and empirical tools of economics to understand how material welfare along with other life factors affect measures of people's self-reported happiness. How should we measure an individual's subjective level of happiness, and how should we incorporate a variety of these self-reported measures into common economic models of utility maximization and policy evaluation? In this course, we will explore the complicated relationships between traditional economic indicators and measures of... Read more about Ec 970: The Economics of Happiness - Instructor

Ec 10b - Principles of Economics - Teaching Fellow (TF)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Course Description: Ec 10B continues the curriculum presented in Ec 10A. Starting with the descriptive and ethical frameworks of Ec 10A, Ec 10B moves from the study of microeconomics (individual decision-making and individual markets) to the study of macroeconomics (e.g., the growth of the overall economy, unemployment, and inflation). Ec 10B explains what economists do and do not understand about why per capita income varies so much across countries and what factors determine the rate of aggregate economic growth. Ec 10B also explains why the economy fluctuates, as...

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Ec 10a - Principles of Economics - Teaching Fellow (TF)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
Course Description: Economists study human behavior using a combination of models and data. Ec 10a introduces students to economic models by using intuitive discussions, graphical analysis and, in some cases, a bit of algebra. The models study individual decision-making and markets, and range from classical approaches like supply and demand to more recent approaches that consider informational limitations and behavioral mistakes. We will also use data to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these models. The course discusses the role that ethics and values play in... Read more about Ec 10a - Principles of Economics - Teaching Fellow (TF)