College Economics Topics



Supplementary materials for popular college textbooks used in courses in the Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Price Theory, and Macroeconomics are suggested by topic. A few of these textbooks include

  • N. Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Economics
  • McConnell, Brue, and Flynn, Economics
  • David Colander, Microeconomics
  • Paul Heyne, The Economic Way of Thinking
  • Irvin Tucker, Macroeonomics for Today
  • Edwin G. Dolan, Introduction to Macroeconomics

Materials include podcasts, topical articles, encyclopedia entries, educational blog posts, and more. All materials have been selected for authoritativeness, quality of writing and speaking, liveliness, and ease of understanding. Additional advanced resource links include primary source materials that are available online or graduate level readings. READ MORE

List of Topics

Part I: Introduction to the Principles of Economics

Overview: Basics and a Taste of What's to Come

Thinking Like an Economist

Part II: Microeconomics

Supply and Demand: How Markets Work

Markets and Evaluating How Well-Off We Are: Consumers, Producers, Efficiency, Welfare, Well-being

The Economics of the Public Sector

Firm Behavior and the Organization of Industry

The Economics of Labor Markets

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics

  • The Theory of Consumer Choice
Part III: Macroeconomics

Measuring Macroeconomic Data

The Real Economy in the Long Run

Money and Prices in the Long Run

Business Cycles, Financial Crises, and Short-Run Economic Fluctuations

International Economics and the Macroeconomics of Open Economies

Ongoing Debates

Introductions to selected College Economics Topics materials were written by Lauren F. Landsburg.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics is published by Liberty Fund, Inc. and is available online at and in print at
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