GECO

5125

Comparative Economic Systems

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Comparative Economic Systems

Spring 2020

Taught By: Ying Chen

Section: A

CRN: 5425

Credits: 3

This course will discuss the theories and practices of alternative economics systems. We will start with the early debates about Socialism, and then move on to study the actual historical practice of socialism, with a focus on evaluating the performance of the Soviet system first. Then we study the features of market socialism practiced in China and self-management practiced in Yugoslavia. We will then discuss the reasons for the demise of the soviet economy, from both the mainstream point of view and the alternative explanations. We conclude by discussing some new theories of socialism, specifically the debate between market socialism and participatory planning, and evaluate their feasibility in the 21st century.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:00pm 11/17/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020