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?