Critical Approaches to Economics
Stephen A. Marglin - Harvard University (email@example.com)
Class time: T/Th 1pm - 3:30
Classroom: 0G at Polo didattico San Basilio
This course critically examines the assumptions of modern economics and how these assumptions mold the ideas and conclusions of the discipline. A recurrent question is the appropriate scope of the market. Examples, drawn from both microeconomics and macroeconomics, will emphasize issues likely to be relevant over the coming decades: trade liberalization, health care, social security, and global warming.
Prerequisites: Calculus will not be used, and there is no mathematics prerequisite. This course is open to students who have completed a principles course in economics at the level of Social Analysis 10 or equivlatent.
- William Baumol and Alan Blinder, Economics: Principles and Policies, 11th Edition. (Other editions will also be fine)
- Course Package
Grading: to be confirmed
Office time and location
My office will be at Ca' dalla Zorza; office hours to be confirmed. The tutorial for this course will be held on Wednesdays (first meeting Wednesday June 30) at 4pm in 0G at Polo Didattico San Basilio.