1354 Political Economy and History of Economic Thought
Mag.Mag. Anamarija Batista
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
14.09.2020 bis 20.09.2020
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 06.10.2020 09:30 - 12:30 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 20.10.2020 09:30 - 12:30 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 10.11.2020 08:00 - 10:30 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 10.11.2020 11:00 - 13:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 24.11.2020 09:30 - 12:30 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 15.12.2020 09:30 - 12:30 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 19.01.2021 09:30 - 12:30 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 26.01.2021 09:30 - 12:30 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

Distance mode. The course will be held fully online. In the case of distance learning, group presentations will be recorded as podcasts and the lectures will be organized through self-studying. Once a month we will have an online meeting to discuss and reflect on texts that students had read in advance. Participation in online meetings is obligatory.

Inhalte der LV

In times of crisis the development of capital and growth oriented economic systems as well as its effects on organizational structures, lifestyles, income distribution and proportionality are subject to discussion. This course aims at discussing how societal reality and its nature are linked to economic theories, which ideas and visions are postulated in this context and how these constitute social practice.

Economic theories and its founders (such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter, Rosa Luxemburg, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, Carmen Reinhart, Dambisa Moyo) are introduced and analyzed in a contemporary context. Historical developments are discussed and heterodox alternatives elucidated. The interpretation of theoretical reflections is based on selected examples of societal environment. The additional discussion of critical voice, as well as artistic examples, deepens the analysis and reflection of economic theory.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After finishing the course students understand the theoretical main principles of economics, the conditions of their geneses, research programs and core economic implications. They are able to assess the interlinkages between socioeconomic positions, roles and structures and economic theory as well as to analyze the validity of fundamental assumptions of theoretical approaches.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit



The course is structured around lectures by the instructor, group discussion, in-class assignments, group presentations, museum visit and videos.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Students will be graded on

  • their class engagement (25%),
  • group presentation (30%), and
  • written exam (35%)
  • scientific diary  (10%).

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory for participation in the class.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

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