Further Topics in Advanced Political Economy

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Further Topics in APE 1

Spring 2019

Taught By: Duncan Foley

Section: A

CRN: 6588

Credits: 3

This course will survey major issues in contemporary classical and Marxian political economy, with the goal of developing practical economic research projects on contemporary and historical issues. We will strive for an accurate understanding of the concepts and methods of Smith's, Ricardo's, and Marx's reasoning and contemporary critical discussion of their ideas, together with a critical assessment of what they can contribute to contemporary economics. The topics covered will include: social coordination and behavioral issues in classical political economy; the division of labor, commodity exchange, money, the labor theory of value and the transformation problem; classical-Marxist theories of money and contemporary world monetary systems; Marx's analysis of the circuits of capital as the basis for empirical macroeconomic studies of contemporary economies, Ricardo's and Marx's theories of induced technical change, the falling rate of profit and the long-term tendencies of capital accumulation as a foundation for understanding the contemporary development of world capitalism; theories of productive and unproductive labor and the service and financial sectors of post-industrial capitalist economies; nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first century concepts of socialism, and other topics.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 12:32pm 5/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1008

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019