Economic Analysis


Stanford School of Engineering

Economic Analysis


This course teaches the principal methods of economic analysis, as applied to production activities of firms. Students will focus on production technologies, individual choice, and market-based systems. Practical applications of the methods are presented.


  • 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as CME100 or MATH51)
  • Background in statistics, experience with spreadsheets recommended.
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Topics include

  • Cost and profit, perfect and imperfect competition
  • Individual choice, including preferences and demand
  • The market-based system, including price formation, efficiency, and welfare

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