EC 12 Syllabus

Econ 12: Course Requirements

1. Class participation (by email if necessary) based on assigned readings, preferably the original works (see reference materials below). Participation in Q and A of lectures at Silliman is included here. Readings to be assigned every two weeks.
2. Submission of homework on special quiz questions (by email) – every two weeks or so
3. Final exam (no mid-term exam). Final exam will be a paper to be formulated individually, with the outline to be approved by your teacher before the mid-terms, and to be submitted at the end of the semester.
4. Course grade determined as an average of the above three.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

TEXTBOOK FOR THIS CLASS:
Roger Backhouse, The Penguin History of Economics, Penguin, 2002. (Please get your own copy of this paperback.)

WEBSITES:
http://plato.stanford.edu/ [at Stanford, contains material on philosophy]

http://www.phoenix.liu.edu/~uroy/eco54/histlist/hist01.htm [at Long Island University]

http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/home.htm [at New School}

http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/index.html [McMaster University]

http://www.cpm.ll.ehime-u.ac.jp/AkamacHomePage/Akamac_E-text_Links/Akamac_E-text_Links.html Mirror of MacMaster Archive with some additions by Michio Akama.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_economic_thought [Wikipedia]

http://www.bibliomania.com/NonFiction/Smith/Wealth/index.html [Adam Smith ]

http://cac.psu.edu/~jdm114 Dead Economists Society. John McGinnis at Penn State provides access to a number of economics books.

http://netec.wustl.edu/~adnetec/WebEc/webecb.html WebEc: Methodology and History of Economic Thought. Site at Helsinki mirrored at Washington University.

http://slutsky.ecn.bris.ac.uk/hetBristol Resources for the History of Economics.

http://timer.kub.nl/economics/econ_history.html [Tilberg and Purdue Universities]

http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/histecon.htm [links to other sites]

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books The On-Line Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania. Links to books everywhere.

http://iserver.saddleback.cc.ca.us/div/sbs/econ/econquiz Trivia quiz on the dismal science.

http://www.econ.duke.edu/Economists. Pictures are from “The Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University.”

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx [Marx/Engels Internet Archive]

“EASY” READING:
Todd G. Buchholz, New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought. Plume Books, Revised edition, 1999.

Robert L. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers : The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers. Touchstone; 7th Rev edition, 1999.

Deirdre McCloskey et al, A Three-Minute History of Economic Thinking, Ancient Times to 1950. http://www.theeconomicconversation.com/book/ch1.2.php

TEXTBOOK TYPE:
Henry William Spiegel, The Growth of Economic Thought, Duke University Press, Durham, NC; 3rd edition, 1990 (Fifth paperback print, 2002).

CONTAINS ORIGINAL WORKS:
Michael Lewis (ed.), The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics, Sterling, 2007.

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