Summer 2023 - ECON 103 D100

Principles of Microeconomics (4)

Class Number: 2732

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 8, 2023
    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.


The market economy allocates productive resources to industries and consumption commodities to individuals. In this process wealth is created and distributed across a population. Microeconomics studies this important process. The course will focus on individual choice; firm choice; demand and supply in markets; competition; and the gains from trade.



The grading for the course will be based on three term tests and a final exam. The term tests are worth 20% each and the final is worth 40%. The dates and of the term tests will be announced in the first class.



Mankiw, Kneebone and McKenzie, Principles of Microeconomics, 8th Canadian Edition, 2019, Nelson Soft cover text. ISBN: 9780176872823 (etext 9780176888077)

ISBN: 9780176872823

Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1 Ten Principles of Economics Chapter 2 Thinking Like an Economist
Chapter 3 Interdependence and the Gains from Trade

Part 2: Supply and Demand: How Markets Work
Chapter 4 The Market Forces of Supply and Demand Chapter 5 Elasticity and Its Application
Chapter 6 Supply, Demand and Government Policies

Part 5: Firm Behaviour and the Organization of Industry
Chapter 13 The Costs of Production
Chapter 14 Firms in Competitive Markets Chapter 15 Monopoly

Part 6: The Economics of Labour Markets
Chapter 18 The Markets for Factors of Production Chapter 19 Earning and Discrimination
Chapter 20 Income inequality and Poverty

Part 7: Topics for Further Study (if time permits)
Chapter 21 The Theory of Consumer Choice
Chapter 22 Frontiers of Microeconomics


Study Guide for Principles of Microeconomics (Mankiw, Kneebone and McKenzie) 8th Canadian Edition, 2019, Nelson. ISBN: 978-0176888091


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