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Course Description

The first week of the program, which will last two weeks within the scope of the High School Winter Economics Camp, is an introduction to microeconomics and the second week is an introduction to macroeconomics. In the first week, students try to understand the purpose of economics and learn the concepts of demand and supply, where these concepts derive from and how they affect the components of the economy. It introduces optimization problems of rational individuals and companies and reconciles these problem solutions with supply and demand functions. In addition, students recognize the types of markets that economic players may encounter and the characteristics of these markets. It tries to understand the strategic behavior of individuals through game theory and matching theory and gives a brief introduction to the problems of efficient and fair distribution of resources in free environments.

In the second week, students introduce macroeconomics topics and try to look at economic problems from a broader perspective. It deals with the problems of states and their relations with each other, starting from the analysis of rational individuals. Recognizes macroeconomic components. It introduces issues such as inflation, unemployment and national product. Recognize the basic components of economic growth. It tries to understand how issues such as banking, monetary and fiscal policy affect the dynamics of the country.

Students are evaluated with a quiz at the end of the first week and a quiz and/or presentation at the end of the second week.

Furkan Doğan Lecturer Economics and Administrative Sciences

Furkan Doğan graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics in 2017. Later, in the same year, he started his master’s degree in the Department of Economics at Sabancı University and completed his thesis on Matching Theory in 2020. Currently, he is continuing his PhD program at Koç University Department of Economics under the supervision of Associate Professor Özgür Yılmaz. He continues his studies on Matching Theory and Market Design.