Principles of Economics with Calculus

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This course provides a quantitative and model-based introduction to basic economic principles, and teaches how to apply them to make sense of a wide range of real world problems. Examples of applications include predicting the impact of technological changes in market prices, calculating the optimal gasoline tax, and measuring the value of new products. This is a real Caltech class. It will be taught concurrently to Caltech and on-line students. This has two implications. On the costs side: the class is challenging, makes extensive use of calculus, and will demand significant effort. On the benefit side: successful completion of the class will provide you with an in-depth understanding of basic economics, and will permanently change the way you see the world.

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Alejandro Carrera

7/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
This course looks pretty interesting, but it could be much better if it's offered on a self-paced format. Hope edX take this into account.
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Diego D

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Outstanding course, a must take. It covers many interesting topics in micro-economics, it has an organic and effective structure, it offers a good depth, it is challenging (it makes you work AND it makes you want to work). Many aspects (structure, assignments, grading system, precision in lectures, continuous improvements) give you the impression that the main aim of the course is to make you learn... or better to maximize you learing. Thank you very much to Professor Rangel and to all TAs
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Jorge Martinez

10/10 starsDropped
4 years, 1 month ago
I had previously taken an intro to microeconomics course at an Ivy League school. It was not NEARLY as rigorous and useful as Prof. Rangel's course. Consequently, taking the course requires a time commitment I was unable to meet at the time. I had been hoping for a re-run of the course. I am looking forward to complete the course this time because earning a certificate means having a good understanding of the relevant material. Very well taught course with through explanations and direct applications.
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5/10 starsDropped
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4 years, 9 months ago
When compared to all the courses available online, this one is just poorly presented - content as well as production properties. It is OK if you have a lot of time and no other option - neither is likely to true for most people.
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4 years, 9 months ago
This courses provided an in-depth explanation of the why of economics that I hadn't seen earlier. Although I had taken courses in undergrad, they only explained concepts without providing a concrete reason why. Rangel uses a calculus approach that provides simple derivations of commonly used economic concepts. I would say this course is best if you already have a calculus background. In addition, I found my lecture notes on optimization useful but not necessary.
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