Course Description

Basic Economics I, ECON 20A

The fundamentals of microeconomics. The behavior of firms and consumers: markets, supply/demand, utility maximization, resource allocation, and efficiency.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Economics

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: ACGH, QL, SS.
Course Equivalence: UCD ECN 001A

UC Irvine:
General Education: III - Social and Behavioral Sciences

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: ECON Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - One course towards Social Science requirement (must be taken for letter grade); Sixth - Social Analysis; Muir - By petition, UCI Economics (ECON 20A, 20B) could theoretically count toward two-thirds of a GE sequence in social sciences – but if the student doesn’t petition successfully to the ECON department for ECON 1 credit, they can’t take ECON 2 to finish the GE sequence; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area D after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-H
Course Equivalence: Econ 1

Course Fees

None

Course Creator

William Branch
William Branch is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine.  He is also a Research Affiliate of CESifo, the International Network on Expectational Coordination, the Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Economic and Public Policy.  He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a Co-Editor of Economic Inquiry specializing in learning and DSGE models.
 
William Branch's research focuses on adaptive learning and model misspecification in macroeconomic models.  He has applied his research to address issues in monetary policy, monetary theory, asset pricing, stock market bubbles and crashes, house prices, unemployment, business cycle dynamics, and macroeconomic forecasting.
William Branch is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine.  He is also a Research Affiliate of CESifo, the International Network on Expectational Coordination, the Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Economic and Public Policy.  He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a Co-Editor of Economic Inquiry ...

William Branch is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine.  He is also a Research Affiliate of CESifo, the International Network on Expectational Coordination, the Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Economic and Public Policy.  He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a Co-Editor of Economic Inquiry specializing in learning and DSGE models.
 
William Branch's research focuses on adaptive learning and model misspecification in macroeconomic models.  He has applied his research to address issues in monetary policy, monetary theory, asset pricing, stock market bubbles and crashes, house prices, unemployment, business cycle dynamics, and macroeconomic forecasting.

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