ECON 437

Philosophical Problems in Contemporary Economics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Selected problems with the neoclassical paradigm, with emphasis on the relationship of happiness and well-being to economics. Topics may include rational choice and human agency, cognition and neuroeconomics, gender, social institutions, economic development, and economic justice. In this largely seminar course, prominent non-mainstream views of economics will be read.

Prerequisites:

  • ECON 313; or
  • permission of the department.

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Economics offered by the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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