Economics is the study of how humans make decisions in the face of scarcity. These can be individual decisions, family decisions, business decisions or societal decisions. Scarcity means that human wants for goods, services and resources exceed what is available. Resources, such as labor, tools, land, and raw materials are necessary to produce the goods and services we want but they exist in limited supply. This opening chapter begins our journey of discovery of how economics can help us to understand and explain these matters.
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.