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[ 572EMAIDW2K20 ] KS Cultural History of Economic Reasoning II

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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Social Science Stephan P├╝hringer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2020W 2020W
Objectives
  • Explanation of the preconditions on which perception and thinking about economic processes are based - this should lead to a better and more comprehensive understanding of why certain dominant approaches in economic theory are/were plausible
  • Understanding of the respective economic thinking in the context of the historical, political and social backgrounds of the economic system of order prevailing at different times.
  • Understanding the role of paradigms and styles of thinking for different economic perspectives and basic assumptions for the perception and interpretation of economic phenomena. So why is economic pluralism needed at all?

Main questions:
What is the economy? What is the relationship between the economy and politics / state / society? What role do taxes play? How should resources be distributed? How does power manifest itself in this context? What role do normative ideas and values play?

Subject This course offers an introduction to different economic schools of thought to address processes of change in socially dominant thinking about the economy, the process of economic activity and central economic categories. Thus, economic thinking is not understood as an isolated process in the scientific discipline of economics but as the result of the interaction of political, social, historical and societal developments. Therefore, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes historical perspectives on the development of economic science, the socio-historical significance of economic thinking at different historical periods, and the socio-political and socio-historical framework conditions for the development of economic thinking. Building chronologically and in terms of content on the course Cultural History of Economic Reasoning I, this course will cover the development of economic thought, beginning with Karl Marx, continuing with the emergence of the Neoclassical period at the end of the 19th century, the phase of Keynesianism as the dominant economic policy concept in post-war Europe, and ending with specific economic thinking in neoliberalism
Criteria for evaluation 3 short tests on the contents of the lectures in the 3-4 preceding lectures. The dates for the short tests will be announced in advance. In exceptional cases, a test can be repeated or alternatively, a reflection on an individually agreed topic can be given. For a positive completion of the course 50% of the total points from 3 tests are required.
Methods Lecture with discussions and group work on specific questions. In addition, a discussion forum will be set up for each module, in which questions of content can be discussed, which will also be dealt with in the course if necessary.
Language German
Study material Will be anounced via Moodle
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority