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041010 UK Keynes for Beginners (BA) (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 50 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 13.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 20.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 27.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 03.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 10.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 08.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 15.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 29.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 05.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 26.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims and Content
The aim of this course is to introduce students to Keynes' classic The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money on an introductory level in form of a guided reading. Unfortunately the tight curriculum leaves no time for reading classical economic literature and this course provides the special opportunity to study Keynes' classic.
Diligent students will learn to make sense and evaluate the theoretical and historical background, as well as the achievements and main criticism of Keynes' book. Methods
Teaching consists of one unbroken 90-minute seminar; discussion of different text passages which have to be prepared on the basis of questions distributed in advance for every meeting; presentation and discussion of answers for every meeting.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements
Students have to produce one substantial talk (about 30 min) on the basis of Keynes' book. In addition they are required to summarize each chapter of Keynes' The General Theory in writing on the basis of questions which they will receive in advance of every meeting. Also they have to attend the course on a regular basis and contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes. By the end of the course students have to make an individual appointment and discuss their work with me; the final grade to be awarded will be jointly determined.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Evaluation and Rewards
In order to complete that course successfully students are required to discuss all questions in writing and to present their answers at one particular meeting; they also are required to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes. The quality of answers will be evaluated on the basis of completeness, clarity of argument, logical reasoning and precision. Answers have to be formulated in complete sentences and are not acceptable if stated in keywords only.

Examination topics

Areas of Examinations
Topics of talks and questions to be answered by students are mainly determined by the problems Keynes discusses in his The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money.

Reading list

Principal Reading:
J.M. Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, Harcourt, Brace, 1936 and later editions; A. Hansen, A Guide to Keynes, Mc Graw-Hill, London 1953.

Association in the course directory

4.04; 7.06; 18.01

Last modified: Fr 22.03.2019 11:07