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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.

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Credits: 3

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

Equivalents: PHIL 363

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  ECON 319 001 Lecture 2 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00

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.