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British Political Economy

Students will study the works of three classical British economists, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, and David Ricardo.  Students will as well read some commentaries on these three, especially on Adam Smith. Students will be asked to understand how the historical context of the era influenced the classical view of British political economy. Adam Smith wrote in the period of the American and the French Revolution. Malthus was originally a demographer and then engaged in political economy. D. Ricardo wrote on wages and its connection with the import duties on wheat.

Credits: 6/3

Course ID: ECON_E_200


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Taught this semester: Yes

Complies with general requirements: No

Course Type: Elective Course

Language: English