Landreth H., Colander D.C., Storia del pensiero economico, Bologna, il Mulino: various chapters
The course provides a critical interpretation of evolution of the economic science and intends to convey to students an historical and comparative approach to political economy
The knowledge of the political economy principles
Traditional-type lectures with employment of slides
The teacher will specify some other readings to deepen individual arguments
Type of Assessment
The final examinitaion will be written (three questions to which students will answer in a descriptive way) and oral (only one question on a subject freely chosen by the student)
The course deals with the development of the economic theory from Mercantilism and Classical Political Economy up to the most recent trends of the economic thought. A particular deepening will be dedicated to the theoretical and economic policy stances of economists such as A. Smith, D. Ricardo, K. Marx, the founders of Marginalism, A. Marshall, J. Schumpeter, J. M: Keynes, M. Friedman, and the new classical macroeconomics.