JEM006 - Contemporary Economic Theories-WILL BE CANCELLED 1.10.2009

Credit: 6
Status:
Course supervisors: † prof. Ing. Milan Sojka CSc.
Course homepage: JEM006
Literature: Obligatory literature:
Dow, S. C. The Methodology of Macroeconomic Thought. A Conceptual Analysis of Schools of Thought in Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1996.
Mair, D., Miller, A. G. (eds.) A Modern Guide to Economic Thought. An Introduction to Comparative Schools of Thought in Economics. Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1991.

Other literature:
Backhouse, R. E. A History of Modern Economic Analysis. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985.
Blaug, M. The Methodology of Economics, or How Economists Explain. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Caldwell, B. J. Beyond Positivism. Economic Methodology in the Twentieth Century. London: Routledge, 1984.
Dow, S. C. Economic Methodology: An Inquiry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Friedman, M. Essays in Positive Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953.
Pheby, J. Methodology and Economics. A Critical Introduction. London: Macmillan, 1988.
Shackle, G. L. S. Epistemics and Economics. A Critique of Economic Doctrines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972.
Shackle, G. L. S. Keynesian Kaleidics. The Evolution of a General Political Economy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1974.
Description: The course aims at helping students to understand methodological differences among major economic theories of the 20th century. Comparative perspectives on methodological approaches, problems of the scope and building of basic theoretical structures of different streams and schools of economic thought are explained. In this way, the prerequisites for an ability to compare the strong and weak points of different theoretical approaches may be developed. Subject should create prerequisites for a deeper understanding the complexity of contemporary economic theory.

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