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Introduction to Microeconomics

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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  • Eligibility: current high school sophomores and juniors, 14 years and older (unless clearly stated otherwise); current College undergraduate students; and visiting undergraduate students.
  • The Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee. 
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 2 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 $4,085 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.