History of Economic Thought

Third year module

The evolution of economic ideas up to the late nineteenth century that places alternative approaches to economics in their historical context.

The evolution of economic ideas since the late nineteenth century that explores the origins of modern economics and places alternative approaches to the subject in their historical context.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module the student will be able to; Explain the main ideas developed by some of the major economists of the period up to the late nineteenth century; explain the origins of some of the key concepts in modern economics; comment critically on historical texts in economics from this period

Assessment

  • 3 hour examination (80%)
  • 2x 1200 word essays (20%)