1753 Heterodox Economics (Applied Track)
Hendrik Theine, Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
23.11.2020 bis 29.11.2020
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 02.12.2020 10:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 09.12.2020 10:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 16.12.2020 10:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 13.01.2021 10:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 20.01.2021 10:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 27.01.2021 10:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

Distance mode: The lecture will be held online completely

Inhalte der LV

This course introduces students to heterodox economics. Along with addressing core conceptual issues in defining heterodox economics, we will cover in some detail five heterodox traditions in economics: Marxian Economics, Institutional Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics, Feminist Economics, and Ecological Economics. In the first class meeting, we discuss the structure and goals of the course, as well as the expectations and requirements from the students. In addition, we will discuss the concept of heterodoxy in economics, along with discussing the concepts and key issues in mainstream and neoclassical economics. 

Each of the following five units is dedicated to one specific heterodox approach. For each of the five approaches, we will discuss the core theory and ideas of the approach. Moreover, for each approach, we will discuss how this particular school of thought approaches or understands economic inequality. During these discussions, students are encouraged to compare each heterodox approach with the others, as well as with the contemporary mainstream.

By the end of the semester, students should have a clear idea about what heterodox economics is, as well as deeper knowledge on the five schools of thought we will cover in this course. They should be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of all discussed schools of thought, as well as those of contemporary mainstream economics.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

At the end of this course, students should acquire the following learning outcomes:

  • Acquire a profound understanding of heterodox economics
  • Critical reflection of core concepts and themes within comtemporary economics
  • Contextualisation of economic approaches
  • Analysis of economic policies issues, in particular economic inequality

In addition students should strenghen their discussion and presentation skills as well as their ability to self-dependent learning within this course.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Students may miss one session.


The course is based on a range of teaching methods. In partucular, the teaching methods include:

  • Input from the instructor
  • Group discussion
  • Group presentation
  • Reading & writing assignments

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

There are three portions to students’ grades:

  • class participation (40%)
  • a group presentation (20%)
  • a group paper (40%)

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

General understanding of the history of economic thought.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

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Zuletzt bearbeitet: 18.11.2020