JEB101 - Principles of Economics I

Credit: 6
Status: Bachelors - All
BEF - core
Semester - winter
Course supervisors: doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.
Course homepage: JEB101
Literature: The course follows the material that is present in almost identical form in either of the following two textbooks: Mankiw, N.G., Taylor, M.P.: Economics (the chapter numbers in the weekly schedule below relate to this textbook’s 3rd version) or Mankiw, N.G..: Principles of Economics. In addition to attending lectures and seminars, students are encouraged to read one of these textbooks. There are a number of copies of these textbooks available in the IES library (and some in the CERGE-EI library). The supporting web pages of this course include the webpage of the Principles textbook, which has useful student hand-outs and other student resources. Also, there is a Czech-English dictionary specially designed for you by one graduate of the Principles course, Michal Spišiak. It includes a translation of every key word from the Principles textbook and you can access it at

Please note that a number of other introductory economics texts provide almost equivalent service to the student as the above listed textbooks. Especially, please consider visiting the webpage of CORE with an excellent free online textbook.
Description: This course introduces economic thinking and basic principles of microeconomics for economics students as well as for non-economists.

The lectures are the same for both Principles of Economics I (PoE, JEB101) and Principles of Microeconomics (PoM, JEM163), while seminars as well as some requirements are different.

This is an introductory microeconomics course with lectures and seminars for students of:
 English Bachelor in Economics and Finance (as a mandatory course).
 Czech Bachelor in Economics (mandatory, as an alternative to Ekonomie I).
 International Economic and Political Studies (mandatory as PoM).
 Any degree at Charles University with interest in economics (optional).


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