Economic History: History of Economic Thought, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 100%, Campus
Start date: 15 January 2024
End date: 15 February 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-70029 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: 20 December 2023 – 8 January 2024
Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500
About the course
The purpose of the course is to give you an understanding of how economic theories were established and developed from the 18th century onwards. The course also gives you the ability to analyse the relationship between different economic theories and to view their development in a social context.
The course has its starting point in the liberal thinkers of the 18th century such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo and Robert Malthus. Among other things, how the contribution of these theorists developed in interaction with the development of the industrial society will be discussed. Another topic of discussion is how the transformation of the industrial society has contributed to the emergence of new economic theories by among others Karl Marx and Joseph Schumpeter. The marginalist revolution introduced by economists such as W .S. Jevons, Carl Menger and Leon Walras with many followers, as well as the institutional school and more recent economic thinkers such as J .M. Keynes will also be dealt with.
Department of Economic History
Ekonomikum Kyrkogårdsgatan 10
Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: 018-471 1222
Telephone: +46 18 471 57 55