The philosophy of economics is concerned with conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues in economic theory and practice. In this course, we'll consider questions such as: What can the philosophy of science teach us about economic methodology? What makes a particular conclusion in economics justified? How do economic models work? Is economics a science? How do value-based considerations play a role in economic reasoning and policy? What are the implications of using economics to model racial and gender inequality?
Tuesdays 6:30- 9:30 pm
Hagey Hall room 139