S1: Economy and Economics S1:経済と経済学 2013A

Course Description

Lectures on how economics theories have constructed their analytical frameworks to explain individual economic behavior and the mechanism of national and international economy, and deduced their policy implications. Languages of instruction differs by term.

経済学は人間の経済行動,国民経済と国際経済の動きをどのような理論的枠組で把え,分析し,政策的含意を引出して来たか。経済学の有用性と限界はどこにあるのか。これらの問いを具体的な現代の経済問題をとりあげて追求する。学期により、開講言語が異なる。

Contents of Lectures 17Lectures / 9 Videos

1 I. INTRODUCTION Ten Principles of Economics

2 Sep 17 II. HOW MARKETS WORK Why do diamonds cost more than water? The market forces of Supply and Demand

3 Sep 19 The “Death Effect” on art prices: Elasticity and Its Application

4 Sep 24 Is nuclear energy too cheap? Price Floors and Ceilings

Costs of production. FIRM BEHAVIOR AND ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRY Costs of Production

5 Sep 26 III. MARKETS AND WELFARE Should there be a market for organs? The Efficiency of Markets

6 Oct 1 Why are Italians known for “La Dolce Vita” and Japanese known for “the Salaryman”? The Costs of Taxation

7 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): What’s all the Fuss?  International Trade and the Efficiency of Markets

8 IV.ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR Externalities, Positive and Negative

9 Public Goods & Common Resources

1.The Best Things in Life are Free…/ Why the dairy cow will never go extinct

2.Why private markets don’t provide national defense

3.How much is a Life worth?

10 Oct 15 V. FIRM BEHAVIOR AND ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRYCosts of production. FIRM BEHAVIOR AND ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRY Costs of Production

11 Oct 22  Lecture Movie 

Why does a Banana Bunker (バナナまもるくん)  cost exactly the same in New York City as it does in Tokyo?  From perfect competition…

12 ….to Monopoly Are earth metals really rare?

13 Oct 29 VI. THE DATA OF MACROECONOMICS The data of Macroeconomics: GDP

14 The data of Macroeconomics: Inflation

15 The data of Macroeconomics: Unemployment

16 Nov7 VII. SHORT-RUN ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand

17 The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand

Instructor: MONTGOMERY‚ Heather A. | Language of Instruction: E Course ID: GES001 | Course Schedule: 3/TU, 2/TH, 3/TH | Update: 2017.10.13

Fields of Relation: Business 経営学, Economics 経済学 Category: General Education