Work, wellbeing, and scarcity

Content for week of Monday, February 8, 2021–Friday, February 19, 2021


Other useful resources

I pause a couple times during the lecture sections on indifference curves and utility maximization and I mention that you should watch these videos. Here are those videos:

Also, a complete walkthrough of how to maximize utility with algebra and graphs is at the “Utility maximization” guide in the resources section.


Download the slides from today’s class.

First slide


Videos for each section of the lecture are available at this YouTube playlist.

You can also watch the playlist (and skip around to different sections) here:

  1. The CORE Team, Economy, Society, and Public Policy, 2019, ↩︎

  2. Charles Wheelan, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, 3rd ed. (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019). ↩︎