041010 UK Keynes for Beginners (BA) (2020S)
- Registration is open from Mo 10.02.2020 09:00 to We 19.02.2020 12:00
- Deregistration possible until Th 30.04.2020 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
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
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.
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.
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.