Course syllabus DETA - History Of Economic Theories (FBE - WS 2017/2018)

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Course title in Czech:
History Of Economic Theories
Course title in English:
History Of Economic Theories
WS 2017/2018
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master continuing
Course type: optional
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Course supervisor:
prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc.
Course supervising department: Department of Economics (FBE)
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers: prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc. (supervisor)
doc. Ing. Luděk Kouba, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The course systematically explains the history of economic thought for the birth of classical political economics till the present day attitudes. The course is focused on complex understanding of mainstream theories and their consequences. The development of theory is used to deepen critical thinking in the field of economics.
Course content:
Classical political economics and forerunners (allowance 2/2)
German historical school (allowance 2/0)
Marx political economics (allowance 2/0)
Marginal revolution and neoclassical economics (allowance 2/2)
Austrian and neo-Austrian school (allowance 4/2)
6.J.M.Keynes and neoclassical macroeconomics (allowance 2/2)
Post-keynesian economics (allowance 2/2)
Neo-ricardian economics (allowance 2/0)
Neoclassical rebirth and neoclassical approaches after WWII (allowance 4/4)
American institutionalism (allowance 2/0)
New institutional economics (allowance 2/0)
French structuralist approach (allowance 2/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
28 h
14 h
preparation for exam
30 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
writing of seminar paper
30 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Two partial written test for 45 minutes during the study period, at least 25 points in total from 50 available are required to obtain the credit plus accepted seminar theisis of 3-5 pages. In the case of failure, the student could write one compensatory test, 50% success is minimum to obtain the credit. The course is finalised by exam consisting of 60 minutes written test followed by oral part. To pass the written part of the exam, again the minimum of 25 from 50 points is requested.
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
The wealth of ideas: a history of economic thought. 1st ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 582 p. ISBN 978-0-521-69187-1.
An outline of the history of economic thought. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 559 p. ISBN 0-19-927914-4.
A concise history of economic thought: from mercantilism to monetarism. Basingstoke, Hampshire [u.a.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 339 p. ISBN 1-4039-8739-4.

BLAUG, M. Economic theory in retrospect. 5th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 725 p. ISBN 0-521-57153-7.
A brief history of economics : artful approaches to the dismal science. Singapore: World Scientific, 2001. 481 p. ISBN 981-02-3848-7.
SCHUMPETER, J A. -- PERLMAN, M. History of economic analysis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1260 p. ISBN 978-0-19-510559-9.

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Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 09/12/2017.

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