The purpose of this course is to introduce students to (some of) the theories and doctrines that constitute the main paradigms from which economists and policy makers approach the world. Rather than focusing on the whole history of economic thinking, we will focus on practical issues - that is to say, questions of the type "what determines the wage of labor?" or "why is monopoly considered a bad thing?" or "at what level does an interest rate become usury?" and so on - and try to learn how they have been framed and answered at different points of time and in different cultures. Important components of this course are participation in in-class discussion and essay(s) submitted on the practical issues discussed through the semester. Prerequisites: Econ 1011 and Econ 1021. 3 units.
Course Attributes: AS SSC
Section 01History of Economic Analysis
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