2011

The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics

The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics
Course Instructor: 
Kevin D. Hoover
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Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty

Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty
Course Instructor: 
Neil De Marchi
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History of Economic Thought in the Context of Intellectual History

The History of Economic Thought in the Context of Intellectual History
Course Instructor: 
Philip Mirowski
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This is a course that intends to ask how it is that we have arrived at this curious configuration of doctrines called "economics"; and more importantly, how differing modes of historical discourse tend to frame our understanding.

History of Economic Thought

History of Economic Thought
Course Instructor: 
Wendy Rayak
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Over the 8-week period, we compare several competing analytic systems including the following: Scholastic economics, mercantilism, Physiocracy, classical economics, Marxism, neoclassical analysis, Keynesianism, monetarism and the Austrian school. These approaches to economic analysis both reflect and illuminate the economic and social problems which constitute the Western experience of the past three centuries. Major readings draw from Mun, Smith, Hume, Ricardo, Malthus, Bentham, J.S. Mill, Marx, Jevons, Veblen, Keynes, Schumpeter, Hayek, Friedman, Tobin, and Sen. Throughout the course, we use contemporary articles to illustrate modern-day versions of the historical debates. The course material is designed to provide a fuller context for what you learn in politics, history, and social theory while also deepening your intuitive understanding of contemporary economic theory.

Evolution of Economic Thought

Evolution of Economic Thought
Course Instructor: 
Maria Pia Paganelli
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