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Evolution of Economic Issues and Analysis

Course Number:

73310


Faculty

Bennett McCallum, bm05@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

Undergraduate Economics


Concentrations

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.

Format

Lecture: 160min/wk


Textbook

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


Pre-requisites

(21120 OR 21256) AND (73100) AND (73230) AND (73240)