Economics from a pluralist perspective

Level: leicht
Prof. Dr. Irene van Staveren, Prof. Dr. Rob van Tulder, Maria Dafnomili (PhD researcher)

Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises? Shocked by economic assumptions of human behavior as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured? Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets? Then you are at the right place to learn economics! 

I will not limit myself to the dominant theory, as almost every other course does. Instead, I will introduce you to four very different economic theories for the whole set of standard topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. The theories are presented every time from broad and more interdisciplinary to narrow and more mathematical. The four theories that I like to introduce you to are Social Economics, Institutional Economics, Post Keynesian economics and, at the very end of each topic, Neoclassical Economics, for the special case of ideally functioning markets. But not everything is different in this course. Like every economics course, it includes numbers, diagrams, tables, equations, and some calculations.

Universität: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Plattform: Coursera
Start: 2017-07-17
Wiederholung: flexible
Sprache: English
Disziplin: Ökonomik
Teilnahme: Kostenlos
Zertifikat: 46,00 EUR
Aufwand pro Woche: 5,0 h
Schlagwörter Kritik der Freihandelstheorie , Kritik , Kritik an der Neoklassik , Kritik an pluraler Ökonomik , Finanzkrise , Makroökonomik , Mikroökonomik , Ontologie , Pluralismus