Course Objectives for Chapter 1: Economics: Foundations and Models



Students should be able to:

      Explain these three important ideas:

o   People are rational. People respond to incentives.

o   Optimal decisions are made at the margin.

      Discuss how an economy answers these questions:

o   What goods and services will be produced?

o   How will they be produced?

o   Who will receive the goods and services?

      Explain the role of models in economic analysis.

      Distinguish between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

      Become familiar with important economic terms