School Of Business

History of Economic ThoughtWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200064.2

Discipline: ECONOMICS

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
James Farrell

200046 Microeconomics AND 200049 Macroeconomics OR 200525 Principles of Economics AND 200549 The Australian Macroeconomy

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
This unit introduces the ideas of the most influential economic writers since Aristotle. Their theoretic contributions are discussed in the context of the political and philosophical debates and the economic issues of their times. The unit focuses on the theories of value and distribution; business cycles; and money and economic growth. It examines the criteria for progress in economic thought and considers the role of ideology and values. Students read selections from the writings of Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Marshall, Keynes and institutional writers.

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