0988 Political Economics, Theory and History
Mag.Mag. Anamarija Batista
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/14/23 to 09/22/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/05/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.14
Thursday 10/19/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.12
Thursday 11/16/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.12
Thursday 11/30/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.0.038
Thursday 12/14/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.17
Thursday 01/11/24 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM D4.0.127
Thursday 01/25/24 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.17

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.

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.

Attendance requirements

Students must be present for 75% of the total class time.1.5 units may be missed; absences must be reported in advance.

Teaching/learning method(s)

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


Students will be graded on

  • their class engagement and group presentation (30%),
  • written exam (50%)
  • scientific diary  (20%).
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

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


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Last edited: 2023-04-17