History of Economic Thought

History of Economic Thought

Year: This course will not run in 2018-19. This course is offered on an biennial basis and will next be available in 2019-20.
Course code: ECON4048
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 2
Course co-ordinator: Dr Robert McMaster
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Economics.
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more informationGillian Weir

Course description

The course will aim to introduce students to the origins of modern economic thought; the development of the main traditions and the differences and controversies between them, and demonstrate their contemporary relevance.

Learning and teaching methods

20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours), Friday, 11:00-13:00.

Course texts

The course text is: Sandmo, A. (2011) Economics Evolving: A History of Economic Thought, Princeton University Press: Princeton.


An essay of 2,000 words (30%)
A 2-hour degree exam (April/May) (70%)