EE 401 Political Economy

Syllabus EE 401 Spring 2019

Class Notes for the Caraso and Levine Book:
Notes Chapter 1: IntroductionIntroduction
Notes Chapter 2: Classical Economics
Notes Chapter 3 Marxist EconomicsMarxism
Notes Chapter 4 The Neoclassical ApproachNeo-Classical Economics
Notes Chapter 5 The Keynesian ApproachKeynsian Economics

Notes Chapter 6: Economic Approaches to Politics (Public Choice- Needs rewrite)
Notes Chapter 7: Power-centered approaches to Political Economy
Notes Chapter 8: State-Centered Approaches to Political Economy
Notes Chapter 9: Justice-centered theories (needs massive update


Caparosa, James A. and David P. Levine (1993) Theories of Political Economy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Supplementary Articles:

Baumol, William "Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive"
(Link made Jan 2019)

Becker, Gary "De Gustabus Est Non-Disputatum"
(Link made Jan 2019)

Hayek, Frederick "The Use of Knowledge in Society",
"The Pretence of Knowledge" A simplified version of "The Pretence of Knowledge"
(Links all added Jan 2019)

Krugman, Paul "Increasing Returns and Economic Geography"

North, Douglass "A Neo-Classical view of the State" (chapter 3 of Structure and Change in Economic History)

Zizek, Slavoj TBA