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EC 201: Intro to Microeconomics
Michigan State University

EC 201 Intro to Microeconomics is an Economics course at MSU taught by the following professor: C. Liedholm.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    Obst was a funny old man but he was very challenging. I didn't think the class was as difficult as everyone is saying. If you watch all the lectures (he puts them online) you should be totally fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Rambling, uninformative lectures. Derogatory tone when talking to students. In his own world, should retire. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best teachers I've ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome the best ever!!! I got a 3 point but i probably went to 5 classes total. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ballard was a great teacher and an even better singer. he knows what hes talking about. he ties his best to make class fun. hes upbeat and outgoing. you can tell he enjoys doing what he does. it makes class much more enjoyable. if you have to take econ, make sure you take it with him I highly reccommend him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy as hell go to class an you get a 3.5. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good professor, clear lectures, covers all the material, keeps it interesting ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very clear, just study previous tests ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best professors I had at MSU!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    he spent more time hyping his wife's basketball team than teaching anything relevant. the tests were only loosely based on the materials presented and included an unacceptable amount of personal opinion questions. in essence, if youre not some neo-conservative 'trickle down' believer, be prepared to be wrong, wrong, wrong. not worth taking!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Speaks good english but sometimes I had a hard time understanding him, he was very helpful to those who asked and paid attention ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Not sure why all the negativity surrounding Obst on here. I thought the class was extremely easy and manageable. If there is anything that needs more explaining, the online notes are great. You are also allowed a note sheet for exams and two sheets for the final. Homework is easy as well. I would recommend having Obst. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    If you get Obst, don't bother going to class, just use the stuff he puts on Angel, he doesn't cover anything in class. I'm just glad I took AP Econ in high school so it wasn't all new. He honestly doesn't care if you fail, he tells you If you do bad, it's your fault you didn't try hard enough Try to get a different prof if possible ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Ballard is a great lecturer and you can tell he really loves what he does and cares about his students. He makes Econ as interesting as it can be... I highly recommend him! I also had a crush on him! :-) It's an easy class as long as you go. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Ballard was a great professor. He loves to crack corny jokes and will sometimes sing in class. He truly cares about his students and wants them to do well in his class and often reminds his students of where to find help if it is needed. He makes the material easy to understand and hand writes all notes (no power points). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Ballard is brilliant and really knows his stuff. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Ballard really truly cares that you learn the material. I would definately recommend Ballard. its actually good! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he explains things really well and his lectures are interesting. He really knows his stuff and wants you to do well in the class. He makes sure you know what you're being tested on. He really cares about his students as well. Make sure to attend class as Econ is not an easy subject. He made me want to major in Economics! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is very passionate about Economics and the class is really easy if you go to class and take notes. Plus, You Can't Always Git What You Wa-ant. Would highly recommend going to class because it is lecture heavy and he uses iclickers for participation points. I would also recommend going to the Econ help rooms to do problem sets. Super funny guy that really cares about his students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    My favorite professor so far. He is extremely knowledgeable and can convey the information to students in a very effective way. He is reasonable, passionate about economics and rather funny. I enjoyed his lectures and the class as a whole and would recommend him very highly to anyone planning to take EC 201. But, hey. It's an expensive easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Really good at explaining the content - easy to understand. I had a crush on him ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Absolutely loved him as a professor. A really great person. He reads verbatim from his textbook (but better). You have two options: 1. Buy the textbook and don't go to class but study it religiously 2. Go to class and take notes (fast too) but no need for a text book. (Better option) Do his practice exams and look over your notes - easy A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Ballard is an excellent economics professor. Attending class is highly optional, as most of the material is fairly easier, but eventually gets tougher as the semester progresses. Take this class if you have any interest in economics. If you are required to take it, get Dr. Ballard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Course may be difficult, the class size is huge, but if you reach out, he will help. He makes the lectures easy to sit through and understand, and he is genuinely a nice guy who cares about his students. I wish he could teach all of my classes as well as he teaches EC 201. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend him for EC 201. He says you will need the book, but I barely used it He makes class easy to understand and interesting for people who aren't going to become economists. But you should definitely go to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ballard is great. He makes a lot of dad jokes which can be either a plus or a minus. The tests are fairly easy, providing you've paid attention to the material, and there aren't many surprises. I'd highly recommend him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Does his best to keep what would otherwise be boring material interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    CLB is an awesome teacher, he makes econ very interesting! If you take EC 201, I would definitely recommend you take the class with him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOME!!!!! i love going to his lectures. gives study guide before tests will everything you need to know. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    CLB is awesome. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I am an official member of the Chucky B fan club!!! He doesn't know this, but he was still happy to write a recommendation for grad school for me. . Ballard has great enthusiasm for economics and also for his students success. Exams are fair and if you take the practice exams and can do all those problems, you'll 4.0 the exam every time. Would recommend! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ballard was an awesome prof, your best bet for this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome teacher, great examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He has interesting lectures and is completely straightforward on grading and exam material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I have heard that he is the best EC 201 prof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Funny, interesting, clear, good study guides. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    seems like he actually cares ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    True, he does rip you off. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I fall asleep to his voice...that's bad ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I skipped class all the time. It's my fault he was hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Really Good teacher. Willing to help as long as you put the effort into it. Makes the lectures interesting for a class on economics which can tend to be boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Honestly the worst professor I have ever had. She just reads straight from the slides and doesn't know how to explain anything or answer any questions. Gives iclicker quizzes but doesn't teach you how to answer them till after you take it and you get it wrong. Impossible to actually pay attention. She also wears 2 dresses the whole semester ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a fantastic, enthusiastic professor. I loved him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is responsible for me wanting to change my major to econ. I walked into Macroecon not knowing anything about the economy and intimidated by it. He made it simple. He is a good lecturer. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is really helpless. It seems like if i threw a stick at him, he would collapse. But he's an okay professor. Pretty easy 3.0 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is really helpless. Crazy guy. Looks a lot like Egon from Ghostbusters. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    great lecturer, rarely got boring. easy to take notes from. exams gave a few surprises. It seems like if i threw a stick at him, he would collapse. But he's an okay professor. Pretty easy 3.0 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good Proffessor ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Obst was a funny old man but he was very challenging. I didn't think the class was as difficult as everyone is saying. If you watch all the lectures (he puts them online) you should be totally fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Rambling, uninformative lectures. Derogatory tone when talking to students. In his own world, should retire. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best teachers I've ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome the best ever!!! I got a 3 point but i probably went to 5 classes total. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ballard was a great teacher and an even better singer. he knows what hes talking about. he ties his best to make class fun. hes upbeat and outgoing. you can tell he enjoys doing what he does. it makes class much more enjoyable. if you have to take econ, make sure you take it with him I highly reccommend him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy as hell go to class an you get a 3.5. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good professor, clear lectures, covers all the material, keeps it interesting ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very clear, just study previous tests ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the best professors I had at MSU!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    he spent more time hyping his wife's basketball team than teaching anything relevant. the tests were only loosely based on the materials presented and included an unacceptable amount of personal opinion questions. in essence, if youre not some neo-conservative 'trickle down' believer, be prepared to be wrong, wrong, wrong. not worth taking!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Speaks good english but sometimes I had a hard time understanding him, he was very helpful to those who asked and paid attention ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Not sure why all the negativity surrounding Obst on here. I thought the class was extremely easy and manageable. If there is anything that needs more explaining, the online notes are great. You are also allowed a note sheet for exams and two sheets for the final. Homework is easy as well. I would recommend having Obst. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    If you get Obst, don't bother going to class, just use the stuff he puts on Angel, he doesn't cover anything in class. I'm just glad I took AP Econ in high school so it wasn't all new. He honestly doesn't care if you fail, he tells you If you do bad, it's your fault you didn't try hard enough Try to get a different prof if possible ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Ballard is a great lecturer and you can tell he really loves what he does and cares about his students. He makes Econ as interesting as it can be... I highly recommend him! I also had a crush on him! :-) It's an easy class as long as you go. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Ballard was a great professor. He loves to crack corny jokes and will sometimes sing in class. He truly cares about his students and wants them to do well in his class and often reminds his students of where to find help if it is needed. He makes the material easy to understand and hand writes all notes (no power points). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Ballard is brilliant and really knows his stuff. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Ballard really truly cares that you learn the material. I would definately recommend Ballard. its actually good! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he explains things really well and his lectures are interesting. He really knows his stuff and wants you to do well in the class. He makes sure you know what you're being tested on. He really cares about his students as well. Make sure to attend class as Econ is not an easy subject. He made me want to major in Economics! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is very passionate about Economics and the class is really easy if you go to class and take notes. Plus, You Can't Always Git What You Wa-ant. Would highly recommend going to class because it is lecture heavy and he uses iclickers for participation points. I would also recommend going to the Econ help rooms to do problem sets. Super funny guy that really cares about his students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    My favorite professor so far. He is extremely knowledgeable and can convey the information to students in a very effective way. He is reasonable, passionate about economics and rather funny. I enjoyed his lectures and the class as a whole and would recommend him very highly to anyone planning to take EC 201. But, hey. It's an expensive easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Really good at explaining the content - easy to understand. I had a crush on him ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Absolutely loved him as a professor. A really great person. He reads verbatim from his textbook (but better). You have two options: 1. Buy the textbook and don't go to class but study it religiously 2. Go to class and take notes (fast too) but no need for a text book. (Better option) Do his practice exams and look over your notes - easy A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Ballard is an excellent economics professor. Attending class is highly optional, as most of the material is fairly easier, but eventually gets tougher as the semester progresses. Take this class if you have any interest in economics. If you are required to take it, get Dr. Ballard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Course may be difficult, the class size is huge, but if you reach out, he will help. He makes the lectures easy to sit through and understand, and he is genuinely a nice guy who cares about his students. I wish he could teach all of my classes as well as he teaches EC 201. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend him for EC 201. He says you will need the book, but I barely used it He makes class easy to understand and interesting for people who aren't going to become economists. But you should definitely go to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ballard is great. He makes a lot of dad jokes which can be either a plus or a minus. The tests are fairly easy, providing you've paid attention to the material, and there aren't many surprises. I'd highly recommend him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Does his best to keep what would otherwise be boring material interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    CLB is an awesome teacher, he makes econ very interesting! If you take EC 201, I would definitely recommend you take the class with him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AWESOME!!!!! i love going to his lectures. gives study guide before tests will everything you need to know. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    CLB is awesome. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I am an official member of the Chucky B fan club!!! He doesn't know this, but he was still happy to write a recommendation for grad school for me. . Ballard has great enthusiasm for economics and also for his students success. Exams are fair and if you take the practice exams and can do all those problems, you'll 4.0 the exam every time. Would recommend! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ballard was an awesome prof, your best bet for this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Awesome teacher, great examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He has interesting lectures and is completely straightforward on grading and exam material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I have heard that he is the best EC 201 prof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Funny, interesting, clear, good study guides. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    seems like he actually cares ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    True, he does rip you off. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    very easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I fall asleep to his voice...that's bad ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I skipped class all the time. It's my fault he was hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Really Good teacher. Willing to help as long as you put the effort into it. Makes the lectures interesting for a class on economics which can tend to be boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Honestly the worst professor I have ever had. She just reads straight from the slides and doesn't know how to explain anything or answer any questions. Gives iclicker quizzes but doesn't teach you how to answer them till after you take it and you get it wrong. Impossible to actually pay attention. She also wears 2 dresses the whole semester ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a fantastic, enthusiastic professor. I loved him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is responsible for me wanting to change my major to econ. I walked into Macroecon not knowing anything about the economy and intimidated by it. He made it simple. He is a good lecturer. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is really helpless. It seems like if i threw a stick at him, he would collapse. But he's an okay professor. Pretty easy 3.0 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is really helpless. Crazy guy. Looks a lot like Egon from Ghostbusters. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    great lecturer, rarely got boring. easy to take notes from. exams gave a few surprises. It seems like if i threw a stick at him, he would collapse. But he's an okay professor. Pretty easy 3.0 ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good Proffessor ...Continue reading