This course looks at how nations have organized, managed and used their resources in the past. It will familiarize students with different schools of economic thought and introduce students to the work of key players in the history of Economics. At the end of the course students should have a better idea of what Economics "was", "is" and perhaps "should be". The course will start with a look at Ancient Economic Thought, after which it will move into "modern" times by examining the work of Adam Smith. The work of the classical and neo-classical economists will be explored. Challenges to classical economics, such as Marxism and Keynesianism will be investigated. The course also delves into the work of the Monetarists.
Lecturer: Dr. Patrice Whitely
Office Location: (Sir Alister McIntyre Building), Block I I-217,