The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics

ECON 319

Introduction to conceptual and methodological issues raised in modern economics. Topics may include choice, rationality and irrationality, realism, models, the relationship between microeconomics and macroeconomics, prediction and explanation, value judgments and policymaking, and causality. Case studies of applications to economic problems. Prerequisites: One course in economics or consent of instructor.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • W
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PHIL 345
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring