Universität Wien FIND

240078 VO+UE VM2 / VM3 - Economic knowledge and economic decision-making (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Blocktermin im Mai!

Monday 13.05. 12:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 15.05. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 17.05. 12:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 21.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 22.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 24.05. 12:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Recent decades have seen the rise of economics as the dominant social science and of certain ways of thinking about 'the economy' as a system with its own logic. Political and social goals are defined and evaluated in terms of their effect on 'the economy' and economic decision-making is relegated perceived as the realm of a small group of economic technocrats.

Assessment and permitted materials


This course will introduce students to the study of economic knowledge from a sociological perspective. Readings will depart from economic sociology and the sociology of knowledge and discuss the role of economics as an academic discipline, heterodox ways of economic thought, as well as the role of knowledge for economic decision-making.

Students are asked to actively participate in discussions, present one of the texts and write a brief assignment after the end of the class.
The class will take place in the form of a Blockkurs.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

VM2; VM3

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