Instructor Info:
Name: SCHABAS, MARGARET
Office Telephone:
Email: margaret.schabas@ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 ECON 318 001Lecture1 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course is cross-listed with PHIL 362. Students can register in either section. We will trace the development of economic thought from Aristotle to Malthus, also reading brief excerpts from the work of Aquinas, Mun, Locke, and Quesnay (links on UBC Connect). We will read, in more depth, the writings of David Hume and Adam Smith, and derive additional context from the famous book by Albert O. Hirschman. Our focus will be on the conceptual foundations of economics, particularly the problems of value, distribution, and economic growth, as well as the moral justification for the pursuit of commerce.

FullECON 319 001Lecture2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course is cross-listed with PHIL 363. Students can register in either section. We will trace the development of economics from circa 1800 up to the present, focusing on the conceptual and methodological foundations of economics, and on the problems of value and distribution. We will read David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, William Stanley Jevons, John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Amartya Sen. The book by Sylvia Nasar will provide a broader context. If you want a proper textbook, there are several on reserve at Koerner Library. Please always complete the assigned readings prior to class.

 PHIL 362 001Lecture1 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course is cross-listed with ECON 318 001. Students can register in either section. We will trace the development of economic thought from Aristotle to Malthus, also reading brief excerpts from the work of Aquinas, Mun, Locke, and Quesnay. We will read, in more depth, the writings of David Hume and Adam Smith, and acquire a broader context from Albert O. Hirschmans account of the philosophical justification for capitalism.

 PHIL 363 001Lecture2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course is cross-listed with ECON 319 001. Students can register in either section. We will trace the development of economics from 1800 up to the present, focusing on the conceptual and methodological foundations of economics, specifically the problems of value and distribution. We will read works by David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek and Amartya Sen. The book by Sylvia Nasar will provide a broader context.