ECN380.5 History of Economic Thought

Taught in Spanish at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica and may not be offered every semester. The course is designed as an introduction to the principal authors and schools of economic thought, starting with the first Greek thinkers and ending with some economists selected from the 20th century. A special emphasis will be placed on situating each author in the context from which emanates their work and the form in which each author links their economic thought with the rest of his or her speculation about man and human society. In that respect, each author’s ethical, philosophical, historical, etc. thoughts will be covered. At the end of the course, the student will have an adequate vision to understand the problems that gave birth to economic theory, which will allow the student to tackle the challenges that face economics and economy in the present day. (UC code: EAE 285A)

Department: Economics

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3