HS 308F — Markets and Social Justice: Classics of Political Economy

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Acquaints students with classical works in political economy that they are likely to have missed in their prior academic work. These include the basic classical paradigm of Adam Smith and David Ricardo, as well as the radical and institutional challenges to the assumptions of classical economics. There will be short readings from Marx, Polanyi, Keynes, Schumpeter, Galbraith, Hirschman, with a narrative history of economic thought provided by the instructor. Usually offered ever year.
Robert Kuttner