Econ100 is an international web site for students of economics. The site supports the following principles of economics texts:
If you are using a French or Spanish edition of Parkin, you are most welcome to use the site. Register for the U.S. edition and select the book (microeconomics, macroeconomics, or economics) that most closely corresponds to the course you are taking.
2. Economics in the News: A weekly economic news event that takes you to Internet news sites and other related sites. It includes questions that test your ability to interpret everyday events using economic principles and ideas. This feature is linked to chapters of the textbook and is archived.
3. Reading Between the Lines: Based on a web news story. This feature is similar to "Reading Between the Lines" in the Parkin text but it takes advantage of the Internet and provides links to other relevant sites. Study Reading Between the Lines to improve your understanding of real events. Your instructor might use Reading Between the Lines as assignments.
4. Point-Counterpoint: A periodically updated debate designed to present you with two sides of an argument.
5. Study Tips: Additional explanations of the more difficult concepts. Study Tips are prepared by Mark Rush and Robin Bade.
6. Economic Links: Web links to help you with assignments and end-of-chapter problems.
7. Bulletin Board: A place where students and instructors may post messages and create new topics for discussion. Use this facility to share your views and problems with other students around the world.
8. Office Hours: An opportunity to get your questions answered on-line instead of by standing in-line outside your professor's office. Ask your question and you will receive a response from Michael Parkin or a member of the Econ100 teaching team within 48 hours.
9. Textbook materials: Adobe Acrobat files that contain some chapters from earlier editions of the text as well as interviews with leading economists.
10. Great Economists: Learn about the Nobel Prize winners in economics and other interesting things about great economists, past and present.
11. Spot the Economist: Identify the famous economist in the photograph. Play this game every week and win an Econ100 T-shirt.