This course is currently at capacity. If you select this course as a first choice on your application, please apply for second options that fulfills your interests.
*Taught Online for Summer 2021* This program introduces students to the approaches to economic research and experimentation that make UChicago a world leader in the field. Full-time lecturers in the Department of Economics teach classes on topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, game theory, and field experiments, drawing on research that applies the tools and insights of the field in new and exciting ways. Students will apply what they hear about in lectures during small group discussion sections facilitated by a team of outstanding current UChicago students, as well as in labs, problem sets, group projects, and other activities.
Daily Course Expectations
- 6 hours of daily work
- Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
- 1 required synchronous session and discussion per day: Lecture is 9:00 A.M to 10:15 A.M CST, with a required discussion session (times vary)
Students must have completed Algebra 2 to be successful in the course. Students should have a strong interest in using math to determine economics patterns. Please note that Pathways in Economics does not cover much material on finance or corporate structures.
The course may be slightly repetitious for students who have already taken Macroeconomics and Microeconomics as these subjects are covered, albeit in a UChicago-centric way. Students will certainly gain new information if they have learned these theories, but may also want to explore Economics from an Experimental Perspective. Students who have completed calculus are encouraged to take Pathways in Economics (Calculus-Based).
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