This Spring I taught a history of recent economics course to undergraduate students majoring in mathematics and economics. The syllabus is here. I have reproduced the reading list with some links to papers and twitter summaries of my lectures below. Here are also a few comments on what I wanted to do with this type of course, what worked and what did not. Comments and suggestions to improve the course and set up new debates are much welcomed.
Course narrative and organization
Though the course is tailored to a specific audience, I believe how the general narrative is conveyed through re-enacting landmark controversies in the history of economics can appeal to many types of students. My goal was to highlight several characteristics of economics as a discipline:
(1) a contested science: economics is often perceived as contested from the inside (economists constantly arguing with each other) as well as…
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