JimLuke.2012-03-25Welcome, I’m Jim Luke and I teach college economics.

If you are a currently registered student in my micro principles course and visiting this site for the first time, go to the Start: Unit 1 tab above to begin the course.

This  website,, is one of my Econproph network of websites I use in teaching my college economics courses. I blog for the public and students on current topics in economics at  This particular website is used by my students in my Principles of Economics – Micro courses.

Other sites in the Econproph network include:

My four course sites:

I use this site to teach my micro principles course, both online and f-2-f lecture classes.  Indeed, any material that I assign students to read or study and that doesn’t involve the student submitting something to be graded is located here on these websites.  Assignments such as quizzes, some graded discussion forums, or tests are not located here but are located securely behind in the learning management system.  Registered students should access their school’s learning management system (Moodle, Desire2Learn, etc) to read the syllabus, schedule,  and complete graded assignments.

The public is welcome to read, study, and browse these course sites!  Indeed, I hope you will and I hope you’ll learn something. If you’re a student at another college or university, I hope maybe these sites and pages will help you better understand the course you’re taking at that school.  If you’re just looking for a refresher or an explanation I hope these sites help you.

However, the primary purpose of these sites is teaching the students that have enrolled in my classes (and paid tuition!).  Thus, I only allow comments on these sites by my registered students.

So why study economics?  John Maynard Keynes once explained:

The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.

2 thoughts on “Intro

  1. Ali Shaban

    This class seems really exciting! I must admit it is pretty comprehensive and seems like its easy to get confused or lost in what needs to be done and where. Hopefully with time it’ll clear up.


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