History of Economic Thought

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBB934A05
Vaknaam History of Economic Thought
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam History of Economic Thought
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. describe and explain changes in economic thought between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries using ideas from the philosophy of economics.
2. critically discuss the different explanations of changes in economic thought and formulate clear and focused arguments in a written essay.
Omschrijving The History of Economic Thought analyses the historical process of formation of modern economics. The course frames these developments as a continuous debate between economists. In particular, we study changes in the key principles of economics. We focuse on three key formative periods: 'classical economics', the 'marginal revolution', and the 'birth of macroeconomics'. The approach is partly chronological and partly conceptual. The study of economic theories will be based on writings of key economists of the past such as Smith, Jevons and Keynes. Students will be asked to read their original writings. To complement this picture, ideas from the philosophy and sociology of science will be used to explain how economic theories change.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -individuele opdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
(group assignment, individual assignment (essay), exam (open questions and essay questions))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator M. Malinowski, PhD. MSc.
Docent(en) M. Malinowski, PhD. MSc.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The History of Economic Thought: A Reader (available as e-book from the library of the Univeristy of Groningen) Medema, S.G., W.J. Samuels (eds.) 9780415568685
Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 Boumans, Marcel, John B. Davis 9781137545558 ca. €  41,00
Opmerkingen Secretary: Kim Beute, e-mail k.beute@rug.nl, room 5411.0734, phone +31(0)50 3637018
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Economics) 2 semester II b verplicht
Courses Exchange (BSc)  (Courses Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester II b keuze