Economic Ideas (Spring term) (ECN 02)

  • Day and time: Wednesday 9:45 - 11:15
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 15
  • Start date: 13 January 2021
  • Description:

    Study of the great economists and their ideas is used to focus attention on some of the hidden assumptions of economic life - the idea of property, the place of land, labour and capital as factors of production, the importance of natural resources and the income derived from them, the role of government in managing modern economies. Understanding these enables students to see the causes of many of the injustices and difficulties experienced in modern economics and how these might be avoided or resolved. The course gives brief descriptions of different economic systems - classical, neo-classical, Marxist, Keynesian, monetarist etc - and assesses the extent to which they demonstrate the working of natural laws and the effects they have had. It builds on the principles covered in Economics with Justice course but it is not necessary to have attended that course to find this course of interest.

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: John De Val
  • I graduated with a BA in economics and for most of my working life was involved in economic issues in both the public and private sectors.

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