ECON 1000 Essentials of Economics Reading List
Updated: 2010-08-15

Note Bene: I reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the schedule as necessary, so please check back periodically.

I will strongly emphasize the required readings below. You are responsible for completing all of these, even if we don't discuss them in class. The remainder of the readings will add depth to your understanding of the material, and you should strive to complete at least some of them. To access restricted journal articles from off-campus, use the UConn library remote access system.

What is this thing called "economics"?

The big picture: gains from specialization & exchange

The market in action: supply & demand

Unintended consequences: when signals get crossed

Risk & reward

Markets. Failures? Government...

Back to the big picture: macroeconomics & globalization

Final Exam: Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Review Sheet with list of concepts and practice problems.

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