EC 10

ECON 10A (microeconomics, in the fall) and ECON 10B (macroeconomics, in the spring) are the introductions to basic economic principles and methods.

  • When to take ECON 10AB? If you intend to concentrate in Economics, we highly encourage you to take ECON 10 as a first-year student. If you didn't take it, you can still concentrate in Economics! Ask a concentration advisor to help you plan your courses. 
  • You can place out of ECON 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 ECON 10. You must replace each half of ECON 10AB that you skip with one Economics elective if you plan to concentrate (or declare a secondary field) in Economics.
  • What is the format of the class? ECON 10 meets in large lectures on Mondays and Wednesdays, taught by either Jason Furman, David Laibson, or a guest speaker. Students also meet once a week in sections of 20 students.