Skip to Main Content

Search for Sections – Grid View

Back to Course List

Title: Seminar on F. A. Hayek
Course Section Number: ECO-358-01
Department: Economics
Description: F.A. Hayek was one of the most important, but polarizing, economists of the 20th century. He was one of the most prominent and respected thinkers of the first half of the 20th century but then fell into obscurity, only to return to a position of eminence after winning the Nobel Prize in 1974. Hayek started his career as a technical economist, but his work spread to political theory and even the ethics of a free and liberal society. This seminar will contextualize the evolution of Hayekian thought through selected readings of Hayek, as well as modern interpretations of Hayekian ideas, in order to illustrate Hayek's continuing relevance today as an important economist and political theorist. These readings will cover his work on capital theory, business cycles, monetary theory, the role of knowledge in socialism and the price system, and the institutions of a liberal society. In addition, we will learn about Hayek's famous and important debates with John Maynard Keynes. ECO-358/PPE-358 will not satisfy the Economics major requirement for a course with prerequisites of ECO-291 or ECO-292.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: January 17, 2022
End Date: May 7, 2022
Meeting Information: 01/17/2022-05/06/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00AM - 10:50AM, Baxter Hall, Room 212
Faculty: Snow, Nicholas
Requisite Courses: Prerequisites: ECO-101 with a minimum grade of C- and one 200 level ECO course with a minimum grade of D, OR with the consent of the instructor

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 20
Cross-list Group Student Count: 24
Calculated Course Status: CLOSED
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/