Psychology – Bachelor’s Degree 2014
History of economic thought
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 6.00
Pre-requisites: None

Course objectives: The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the evolution of both the meaning and value of basic economic ideas & thought, and the mechanisms and channels of change for economic variables through economic systems and society.

Course description: Through this course students will be introduced to the most relevant thinkers and schools of economic theory throughout history. This includes economic thought & ideas in the first slave-owning states and countries, antiquity, the middle ages, mercantilism, physiocratic schools of thought, classical political economy, marxist reactions, marginalism, Keynesian revolutions and contemporary economic thought in view of monetarism, rational expectation and value. We will analyze ideas and theories of the most representative thinkers of a particular historical period or school of thought. Students will become aware of the domain and boundaries of the theories being studied.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn, on a basic level through historic economic analysis what price, production, value, money, currency, employment (labor force), investments, inflation & other economic ideas are.

  • Jakšić, M. i Pejić, L. 1995. “ Doktrine velikih ekonomista” Ekonomski fakultet, Beograd.
  • Skripta za studente socilogije “Istorija ekonomske misli”
  • Galbrajt, Dž.K. 1995. “Ekonomija u perspektivi – kritička povijest” Mate d.o.o., Zagreb.
  • Ekelund,R.B., i H.F.Robert, 1997. "Povijest ekonomske teorije i metode", Mate d.o.o., Zagreb.