Location: Bowdoin / Gregory Paul DeCoster

Economics

Gregory Paul DeCoster

Associate Professor of Economics

Contact Information

gdecoste@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3726
Economics

Hubbard Hall - 102



Teaching this semester

ECON 1101. Principles of Microeconomics

Gregory DeCoster
An introduction to economic analysis and institutions, with special emphasis on the allocation of resources through markets. The theory of demand, supply, cost, and market structure is developed and then applied to problems in antitrust policy, environmental quality, energy, education, health, the role of the corporation in society, income distribution, and poverty. Students desiring a comprehensive introduction to economic reasoning should take both Economics 1101 and 1102 . For proper placement students should fill out the economics placement request form and must be recommended for placement in Economics 1101. Not open to students who have taken Economics 1050.

ECON 1102. Principles of Macroeconomics

Gregory DeCoster
An introduction to economic analysis and institutions, with special emphasis on determinants of the level of national income, prices, and employment. Current problems of inflation and unemployment are explored with the aid of such analysis, and alternative views of the effectiveness of fiscal, monetary, and other governmental policies are analyzed. Attention is given to the sources and consequences of economic growth and to the nature and significance of international linkages through goods and capital markets.



  • Ph.D. (Texas)
  • B.S. (Tulsa)