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Alternative Perspectives in Economics - ECO00011H

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. William Jackson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

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Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21 to Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

  • To give a wide-ranging treatment of heterodox economics covering most of the key theories
  • To explain the reasoning behind heterodox economics and show how it differs from orthodox theories and methods
  • To adopt a political economy approach that stresses the links between economics and other disciplines such as history, politics and sociology

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

  • Distinguish and compare the various alternative schools of thought in economics
  • Understand the core arguments in heterodox economics
  • Critically assess the theories and ideas considered
  • Go beyond the neoclassical framework when interpreting modern economies and evaluating economic policy


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Alternative Perspectives in Economics
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Alternative Perspectives in Economics
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

Sawyer, M.C. (1989). The Challenge of Radical Political Economy. Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Hodgson, G.M. (ed.) (2002). A Modern Reader in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics. Edward Elgar.
Lavoie, M. (2006). Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics. Palgrave Macmillan.
Davidson, P. (2011). Post Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory. 2nd ed. Edward Elgar.
Fullbrook, E. (ed.) (2004). A Guide to Whats Wrong with Economics. Anthem Press.

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