GECO
5104

Historical Foundations of Political Economy I

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Hist Foundations of Pol Eco I
Fall 2024
Taught By: Nikolaos Chatzarakis and Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 2472

Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to the history of Classical economic thought. Classical economics provides important building blocks for an understanding of modern capitalism, because it attempts to integrate its economic analysis with social class, income distribution, real competition, technological change, the world economy, and with the historical place and limits of industrial capitalism. As such, it may help broaden and challenge the analytical scope of much contemporary economic thought. This particular course is the first of a two-part sequence, and focuses on Quesnay, Smith, Ricardo, and Marx, and on salient discussions and elaborations of their work; mainly, the development of the labor theory of value and of the general macroeconomic laws. Importance will be paid to the development of the ideas in the respective historical context. No prior background is required.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (ECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:00am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024