This topic introduces key concepts that form the foundation of much of microeconomic analysis. The material ranges from a discussion of model-building as a way to simplify complex relationships among economic variables to definitions and descriptions of key concepts such as scarcity, efficiency and inefficiency, opportunity cost, comparative advantage and the gains from trade.
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Ohio TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences (OSS) Standards
Core OSS004 Outcome: Core skill demonstrated by students who successfully complete a Principles of Microeconomics Course
Standard: Understand basic microeconomics terms and concepts, including scarcity and choice, equilibrium, efficiency and equity, positive and normative economics, comparative advantage, and specialization.