Ec 10ab


Ec 10a (microeconomics, in the fall) and Ec 10b (macroeconomics, in the spring) are the introduction to basic economic principles and methods.

  • When to take Ec 10ab? If you intend to concentrate in Ec, we highly encourage you to take Ec 10 as a first-year student. If you didn't take it, you can still concentrate in Ec! Ask a concentration advisor to help you plan your courses. 
  • You can place out of Ec 10ab if you have a (a) combined score of 10 on AP micro and macro, (b) A* on A levels, (c) 7 on the Higher Level examination toward the IB, or (d) similar preparation. However, you do not NEED to skip them in any of those cases. With a 5 on AP macro OR micro, you can skip the relevant half of Ec 10. You must replace each half of Ec 10ab that you skip with one Ec elective if you plan to concentrate (or declare a secondary field) in Ec.
  • What is the format of the class? Ec 10 meets in large lectures on Mondays and Wednesday, taught by either Jason Furman or David Laibson, or a guest speaker. Students also meet once a week in sections of 20 students. 
  • For more information: see the Ec Concentrator Guide, visit the course site for Ec 10a and Ec 10b or contact Paul Kelso, the Ec 10ab Course Coordinator.