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About the Course

In markets, prices act as rationing devices, encouraging or discouraging production and consumption to find an equilibrium. In this course, you will learn to construct demand curves to capture consumer behavior and supply curves to capture producer behavior. The resulting equilibrium price “rations” the scarce commodity. Additionally, the course examines the ways in which markets are subject government intervention and the impacts of these interventions. You will be able to: • Explain how different market structures result in different resource allocations • Model the impact of external shocks to a particular market structure and demonstrate the new equilibrium price and quantity after the impact of this external shock has played out • Evaluate the efficiency of an equilibrium • Explain when and why the government might intervene with regulatory authority or antitrust litigation to lessen inefficiencies in some markets • Describe how information problems can cause inefficient outcomes • Understand externalities and consider optimal government response to these market failures This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews

Nov 30, 2020

Learnt a great deal about Microeconomics! Prof. DeBrock teaches the class with great insights mixing history with everyday situations and issues. Can't say enough good things about this course!

Jun 7, 2016

Awesome instructor, awesome materials and awesome learners. Of course, difficult assignments that I taught me a lot! Thank you Coursera, Dr. Larry and the entire team behind the scene.

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By Rachel B

Mar 6, 2018

The "optional reading" isn't actually optional. Just make it required.

Also, assign/provide a refresher on algebra as pre-course work. It has been multiple decades since I have had to work with slopes and graphs.


Sep 1, 2020

wonderfull experience to learn about firm level economics with Larry one of the best sir who taught me in a very easy way thank you

By Jackson M

Dec 13, 2020

Week 4's quiz covered some math and vocab that wasn't in any of the videos. Other than that, very solid course!

By Đại N Q

Nov 1, 2020


By Gurnimrat K

Feb 26, 2017

More detailed explanation possible. On the whole, very patiently taught by the professor!

By Dubem O

May 30, 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed this session with Larry DeBrock. A delightful presentation.

By Shalini S

Jul 27, 2020

It was a good course and I learnt about different markets and their impact.

By Sheila B

Dec 16, 2020

Some of the peer reviewers graded a bit strictly on the assignment reviews

By Nazneen M

Apr 5, 2021

Very good concepts for my US CPA BEC Paper preparations too

By Dr C T F

Jul 24, 2020

Good course. Well prepared with acceptable expectations

By Michael T

Mar 5, 2018

Professor DeBrock makes Microeconomics interesting!

By Prasanth M

Sep 4, 2019

Great course work and very nicely explained!

By Eliane D

Dec 6, 2017

It was good but not simple to understand.

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By musa s

Jul 15, 2020

I'm very grateful

By Romain V

Jul 21, 2016


By Deborah T

Dec 14, 2020

Hello Team,

I am enrolled in this course and need to cancel as it is difficult to me to study this course online at this time. Please cancel me out of this course. I cannot find a way to do it on your website.


Deborah Tymm