Summer 2022 - ECON 103 D100

Principles of Microeconomics (4)

Class Number: 2779

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

    We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 13, 2022
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby



The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.


This is an introduction to microeconomics, a study of how people and firms behave and how they interact with each other. We will start with a small set of basic propositions (the principles) and learn how to put them together to create a surprisingly powerful, interesting and useful collection of theories that explain individual behaviours, group interactions, social practices and institutions, all the way to the most general ideas about how the world works.


  • Maximization, Preferences & Substitution
  • The Law of Demand
  • Exchange & Opportunity Cost
  • Production & Supply
  • Market Equilibrium & Comparative Statics
  • Discounting & Interest
  • Labour Markets
  • Market Power
  • Strategic Interaction



  • Online Quizzes 10%
  • Assignments 25%
  • Midterm Test 25%
  • Final Exam 40%



Douglas Allen, Economic Literacy: A Different Approach to Economic Principles, McInnes Creek Press, 2019.

To find out what the textbook is about and to buy it at a good price, I suggest you visit the webpage:

On that page you will find:

  • a link to the company that prints the book on-demand;
  • a link to the first four chapters online, so you can start reading the text while you wait for the book;
  • a link to the answers to the odd-numbered questions.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.