Fall 2024

History of Economic Thought

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-473


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.

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

How to handle overenrollment: Preference is given to economics majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: lectures, discussions, in-class quizzes & exams, take-home exams and papers, an emphasis on close and careful reading, and analytic reasoning.

Course Materials


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2024