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History of Economic Thought

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-473

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Daniel P. Barbezat (Section 01)


Many challenges arise from the interaction between human desires and what is available.  Economics is the study of these challenges.  In this course, we will examine the many ways in which human beings have articulated this interaction and the responses that they have provided.  We will examine the intellectual history of how humans have conceived and managed scarcity on personal (microeconomic) and societal (macroeconomic) levels over time all over the globe.

Requisite: ECON 300 or 301 and 330 or 331. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Barbezat.

If Overenrolled: Preference is given to economics majors.


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2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016