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Introduction to Microeconomics

We are no longer admitting high school students to the 2018 Summer Session. Visiting undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

The course treats by way of economic theory, applications, and contemporary issues: (a) behavior and decision making on the part of individuals, business firms, and government; and (b) the role of choices, trade-offs, costs, prices, incentives and markets in the American economy.  Topics include the distribution of income, health care, the environment, and power in product and labor markets. 

Course Code

ECON 19800




High School Students
UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates



Class Day(s)

Mon Wed

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Primary Instructor

Allen Sanderson


Session I

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  • Students who apply will be admitted using rolling admission and require a $50 application fee. 
  • The Summer Session application deadline is May 1, 2018. Students may apply after this deadline, but will be required to pay an additional $100 rush processing fee.
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 9 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Enrollment is limited to 40.
  • ECON 19800 will not meet on July 4, 2018. Will substitute July 6 or July 13 instead.
  • Orientation for high school students is June 16-17.

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,400 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.