Introduction to Economic Thought 7,5 Credits
Course ContentsThe aim of the course is to provide an introduction to economic thought. The overall objective of the course is to understand the origins of economic theories and their development, as well as their connection with other fields such as political science and philosophy. The course will also focus on the important interplay between economic theories and society.
The course will include the ideas and theories of classical economists – such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Joseph Schumpeter – as well as the contributions of Nobel Memorial Prize laureates in Economics.
Connection to Research and Practice
The course offers a direct connection to research in all areas of economics as students are asked to summarize and evaluate the scientific contributions of classical economists and Nobel laureates, including but not limited to research in JIBS’ focus areas of entrepreneurship, renewal, and ownership (e.g., Marx’ critique of political economy, Schumpeter’s theory of economic development). Exposure to this research helps students understand how economists think. The course encourages students to apply economic concepts and findings to current real-world problems, and evaluate the significance of these concepts and findings for society at large.
PrerequisitesGeneral entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c, Civics 1b or 1a1 and 1a2. Or: English B, Mathematics C and Civics A and required grade Passed or international equivalent.
Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: JIEG19
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School
Previous and ongoing course occasions
Type of courseProgram
SemesterAutumn 2023: Aug 21 - Oct 29
Rate of Study50%
Course coordinatorMarcel Garz
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students12500kr