This portion of the site is devoted the development of resources useful for an introductory course in microeconomics. The level is suitable for anyone at any stage of their education/learning, whether undergrads or Mba or general adult /teen education, or instructors – not a typo!.
Are we developing an “online” course? Yes and no. It is really a “supplement” to Doug Allen’s textbook Economic Principles: Seven Principles for Thinking about ..almost anything used in his introductory microeconomics course , econ 103, at Simon Fraser University .
Doug’s course, text, and style is unique – challenging, fascinating, interesting. Here is the page Doug uses for his Econ 103 course . But….that web page is not designed for wider , global internet audiences – it is a work in progress html page used regularly by Doug as he teaches his specific course. There is no calculus, minimal algebra, many useful graphs, and a dynamic “thinking like an economist” style unlike anything I have seen since using Alchian and Allen’s Exchange and Production : Competition Coordination and Control. Ch’s 15-17 are worth the price of the book on their own – a superb introduction to transactions cost economics, property rights and contracts that fits right in to a first year course – except nobody does it!
Doug and I welcome any and all suggestions, links. comments, etc. especially from econ 103 students past and present. This is our first cut, and it will only get better as others use and comment.