Political Economy I

Four black and white photos of Karl Marx, Max Weber, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman.

Four of the most influential economists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Clockwise from the top left: Karl Marx, Max Weber, Milton Friedman, and John Maynard Keynes. (Images are in the public domain.) 



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17.100J / 15.678J / 14.781J

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Spring 2016



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Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based.

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Suzanne Berger, and Michael Piore. 17.100J Political Economy I. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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