Economic Theory (1S)


Are you interested in applying your analytical skills to the ways businesses and consumers make decisions about production and consumption? Are you curious about how governments try to influence inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade? We’ll explore the first of these questions, also known as microeconomics, in the first quarter of the class. The second question concerns macroeconomics, which we’ll focus on in the second quarter. Together they will prepare you for an introductory-level college class. They will also give you the tools you need to learn about environmental and development economics if you decide to continue with Menlo’s spring-semester economics class. 

Honors option available to juniors and seniors. Juniors who use the class to fulfill their History graduation requirement will perform independent research projects culminating in a formal research paper.

Open to seniors and juniors.