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ECON 319 History and Philosophy of Economics from Ricardo to Keynes

The development of economic thought from David Ricardo up to the present including such figures as Malthus, Mill, Jevons, and Keynes, focusing on the conceptual foundations of economics, particularly the problems of value, distribution and growth.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: All of ECON 101, ECON 102.

Equivalents: PHIL 363


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
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.