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PHIL 205 | ECON 261: Philosophy of Economics

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The philosophy of economics is concerned with conceptual, methodological, foundational and ethical issues in economic theory and practice.

In this course, we'll consider questions such as:

• What makes a particular conclusion in economics justified or true?

• How do economic models work?

• Is economics a science?

• How do value-based considerations play a role in economic reasoning and policy?

• How do conceptual matters impact applications, e.g. in environmental economics?

Offered: Winter 2017
Instructor: Patricia Marino
Days/Times/Location: 10:30-11:20 am, MWF, AL 124
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