|Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lynne Chester|
Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent intensive session.
Assessment: 1x800wd mini-essay (10%); 1x1500wd essay (20%); 1x700wd reflective paper (10%); 1x1.5hr exam (50%); tutorial participation (10%)
Textbooks: F. Stilwell, Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas (Oxford U.P.)
|Economic concerns are central to modern society and politics. Yet economists are deeply divided in their views about how the economy works and how it could be made to work better. This unit of study explores the principal competing currents of economic thought - classical, neo-classical, institutional, Marxian and Keynesian. It looks at how these rival economic theories shape views about economic policy and the nature of capitalism. This unit provides a solid foundation for subsequent study in political economy.|