UGLB

4502

Contending Economic Analyses and Economic Development

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contending Economic Analyses

Fall 2018

Taught By: Richard Wolff

Section: A

CRN: 7725

Credits: 3

This course examines how different economic theories yield different concepts of and policies for economic development. Economics has always included alternative theories or paradigms. Today’s mainstream neoclassical economics contends with the different Keynesian and Marxian economics. They differently understand basic issues: e.g., causes and cures for poverty, strategies for economic growth, and deepening inequalities of wealth and income. Policies, politics, and global affairs are shaped by the contending economic theories. This course explores how and why their differences matter so much to international affairs. The major reading will be: R. Wolff and S. Resnick, Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxian. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. No advanced background in economics is required. Professor Wolff will gladly answer questions about the course for any interested student. *A Markets & States (MS) Cluster course.*

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 3

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: 6:56pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/17/2018