LECO

3760

Comparative Systems

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Comparative Systems

Spring 2018

Taught By: Ying Chen

Section: A

CRN: 4806

Credits: 4

This course will discuss the theories and practices of alternative economics systems, with a focus on the actual history of the 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: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

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: 12:59am 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 705

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018