1.2 — What Exactly is Economics? — Class Content

Meeting Dates

Thursday, August 25, 2022


Today we discuss some common themes we will encounter this semester, and take a broad philosophical approach to what economics is and how it has developed.


Required Readings



Below, you can find the slides in two formats. Clicking the image will bring you to the html version of the slides in a new tab. The lower button will allow you to download a PDF version of the slides.


You can type h to see a special list of viewing options, and type o for an outline view of all the slides.

I suggest printing the slides beforehand and using them to take additional notes in class (not everything is in the slides)!


Download as PDF


We will start getting the discussion board up and running this week on Blackboard. As a trial week, you will all get full points this week.