From Primitives to Derivatives

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

From Primitives to Derivatives

Fall 2020

Taught By: Benjamin Lee

Section: A

CRN: 8862

Credits: 4

This course looks at precapitalist gift economies, Marx’s theory of capitalism, and derivative finance as different ways of dealing with exchange. It will focus on anthropological work on the gift and countergift, Marx’s theory of money and capital, and the evolution of portfolio theory to derivative finance and the associated models of agency and subjectivity .

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 2:53am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020