Course Title

Economics 101

Collaboration Overview

Course Description: This course introduces you to the basic methods and models of economics. Economics includes the study of how people, firms, and even governments use their (usually limited or scarce) resources to achieve their goals. One of the most interesting uses of economics is to design government policy, and we will focus on economic policy a great deal in this course. This course has two main goals. The first goal is to help you learn to think systematically about economic issues and questions. We will do this by learning some fundamental models such as the supply and demand model, and applying these models to different situations. The second goal is to acquaint students with economic issues—both the main questions in economics, and also the main questions or problems in society that economists are asked to address. It turns out that economists are also pretty good at addressing questions that nobody asked them to, and that is frankly a lot of the fun of being an economist.

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Engagement Format: Capstone

Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in consulting teams of 3-5 directly with faculty and client liaisons on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • February 4, 2022

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • February 4, 2022

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • February 4, 2022

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • February 4, 2022

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • February 25, 2022

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • February 28, 2022

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

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Academic Mentors


Bob Evans 

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Academic Program Details

SchoolHarvard University
CourseEconomics 101
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • Undergraduate
Students Enrolled13
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Mondays 1-4

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Mining & Metals, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Small Business
Duration0.4 Week (02/25/2022 - 02/28/2022)
  • Local (within 30 miles)
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count9


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