ECON S-10AB Principles of Economics

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7-week session | CRN 30057

This course covers both micro- and macroeconomics. The microeconomic subjects studied include the workings of the market mechanisms—how supply and demand determine the quantities and prices of goods and factors of production and international trade, and how quantities and prices are affected by government intervention. The macroeconomic subjects include the determinants of economic growth, financial institutions, short-run fluctuations in output and employment, inflation, macroeconomics of the open economy, and the role of government policy.

Course information
Class meetings

On campus
Mondays-Fridays, noon-3 pm
Science Center Hall A

Online option available

Optional sections to be arranged.

Start date

Monday, June 25


8 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

  • Registration Closed
  • Prerequisites

    Elementary algebra and geometry.


    Open to admitted Secondary School Program students by petition. Harvard College students see additional information.


    Lecture 1 video.



    David Laibson, PhD.

    Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics and Harvard College Professor, Harvard University

    Daron Acemoglu, PhD.

    Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachussetts Institute of Technology

    Bruce D. Watson, MA.

    Master Lecturer in Economics, Boston University and Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University