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Evolution of Economic Issues and Analysis

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Undergraduate Economics


B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Statistics, B.S. in Economics and Mathematical Sciences, Additional Major in Economics, Additional Major in Economics and Statistics, Minor in Economics

Course Description

This course will be organized around the study of several central topics in the development of economics such as: the "invisible hand;" classical analysis of trade, value, and income distribution; the marginalist revolution; general equilibrium theory; classical monetary economics; Keynesian macroeconomics; and recent trends in theory and empirical analysis. Wherever possible, examination of the contemporary policy issues motivating major analytical developments will be included.Minimum grade standard of "C" applies of only to economics courses.

This course is a requirement for the B.A. in Economics.


Lecture: 160min/wk


J. Niehans, "A History of Economic Theory: Classic Contributions 1720-1980", John Hopkins, 1994.