シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Introduction to Economics
Course Title Introduction to Economics
担当教員 Instructor Name Qin Dan
コード Couse Code NUC423_N21A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format Live Virtual
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 教養教育科目 / Liberal Arts
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term2

授業の概要 Course Overview


This course provides basic knowledge of economics that is necessary for better communication in the business environment.
Economics is the study of human decision making and its interaction. The study of economics provides analytical tools for all kinds of business decisions. This course introduces economic principles and analysis, which will help students build intuition and pave the road to more advanced courses.
Upon the completion of this course, students are expected to
1. Understand the basic concepts in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics;
2. Use basic economic concepts to explain simple economic phenomenons;
3. Understand the role of government policy in shaping the economy.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG5 Business Perspectives (BSc)
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


Students will have a basic understanding of the following topics.
1. Demand and supply
2. Government intervention and social welfare
3. Social welfare
4. Public goods and externality
5. Time value of money
6. Macroeconomic measurement
7. Growth and inflation

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 30 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 70 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

The course involves case studies, group discussion, and interactive activities. Case readings are assigned for each class. Active participation in class is expected and required. Students are expected to spend no less than 2 hours in preparation before each session.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Case study No. 1
Demand and supply


●使用するケース
Hurricane Sandy: Supply, Demand and Appropriate Responses to the Gas Shortage, IES586-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

第2日(Day2)

Case study No. 2
Government intervention and social welfare


●使用するケース
: India Shedding Tears over Onion Prices, HEC049-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

第3日(Day3)

Case study No. 3
Welfare economics


●使用するケース
The First Fundamental Theorem of Welfare Economics and Market Failures, 719027-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

第4日(Day4)

Case study No. 4
Public goods and externality


●使用するケース
Private Provision of Public Goods, UV7172-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

第5日(Day5)

Case study No. 5
Time value of money


●使用するケース
Time Value of Money: A Home Investment Decision Dilemma, W17453-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

第6日(Day6)

Case study No. 6
GDP and other Macroeconomic measurements


●使用するケース
Shanghai: GDP Apostasy, 115042-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

第7日(Day7)

Case study No.7
Economic growth


●使用するケース
Japan: Betting on Inflation?, 14040-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Publishing

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 60 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 40 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz and Carl E. Walsh 「Principles of Microeconomics (Not necessary for the course)」W.W. Norton & Company(2015)0393926230

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Timothy Taylor and Steven A. Greenlaw “Principles of Economics 2e” OpenStax (2015) 9888407368

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

I have modified the course structure, reflecting the concerns raised in last year’s course.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


2015年早稲田大学経済学研究科博士後期終了。同年に早稲田大学より博士(経済学)を取得。その後、早稲田大学政治経済学部助手、東北大学経済学研究科准教授を経て、2020年より本学に着任。
Dr. Dan Qin is Associate Professor at NUCB. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Waseda University. He joined NUCB in 2020 after working as research associate at Waseda University and associate professor at Tohoku University. His main fields of interest are microeconomic theory and behavioral economics.

Refereed articles
1. Qin D (2021) "A Note on Numerical Representations of Nested System of Strict Partial Orders", Games (ABDC B)
2. Qin D (2021) “Exclusive reference dependent choice”, Economics Letters (ABDC A)
3. Qin D (2019) “A note on reference-dependent choice with threshold representation”, B.E. journal of theoretical economics (ABDC A)
4. Qin D (2018) “On reference-dependent shortlisting behavior”, B.E. journal of theoretical economics (ABDC A)
5. Qin, D (2017), “Partially dominant choice with transitive preferences", Economic theory bulletin (ABDC B)
6. Qin, D and Ryan M (2016), “Rationalizability of Plott-Consistent Choice Functions: A Corrigendum", Social choice and welfare (ABDC A)
7. Qin, D (2015a), “On justifiable choice functions over opportunity sets", Social choice and welfare (ABDC A)
8. Qin, D (2015b), “On S-independence and Hansson’s external independence", Theory and Decision (ABDC A)
9. Qin, D (2014a), “Refining the information function method: Instrument and application", Czech Economic Review (ABDC C)
10. Qin, D (2014b), “Aggregating quasi-transitive preferences: a note", Economics Bulletin (ABDC C)
11. Qin, D (2014c), “A note on justifiable preferences over opportunity sets", Economics Bulletin (ABDC C)

Research grants as principal investigator
[1]Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientist, JSPS, “A study on reference-dependent choice procedures with endogenously determined reference(s)",18K12739
[2]Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientist (B), JSPS, “Behavioral and welfare implications of reference- dependent shortlisting behavior",16K17091


Refereed Articles

  • (2021) A Note on Numerical Representations of Nested System of Strict Partial Orders. Games
  • (2021) Exclusive shortlisting choice with reference. Economics Letters
  • (2020) A Note on Reference-Dependent Choice with Threshold Representation. The B.E. journal of theoretical economics
  • (2017) Partially dominant choice with transitive preferences. Economic Theory Bulletin volume
  • (2017) On reference dependent shortlisting behavior. The B.E. journal of theoretical economics






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