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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOREIGN TRADE UNIVERSITY

SYLLABUS
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT

Instructor Information:
- Fullname: Pham Thi Hong Diep, PhD - Office: Room 100. E1, University of Economic and Business, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 144 Xuan Thuy St, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi - Office hours: 8.00 11.00 am, every Thursday - Contact address: Political Economy Faculty, University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 144 Xuan Thuy St, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi - Mobile phone: 0914 133 330 - Email: dieppth@vnu.edu.vn

Course Descriptions:
- Prerequisite: Basic Principles of Marxism Leninism 1 (TRI 102) Basic Principles of Marxism Leninism 2 (TRI 103) - Course code: KTE 301 - Number of credits: 03 Credit hours: 45 In class: - Lecture: 30 hours - Exercise, Seminar: 15 hours Self study: 30 hours

- Course descriptions: History of Economic Thought provides understanding about the evolvement of economic thought through diferent periods of time in history, from Mercantilism to Classicism, Political Economy of Marxism, Neo-classicism, Economic theory of Keynes and Keynesian, and Neo-liberalism. On that basis, the course provides economic points of view and theories systematically, which help learners study other economic courses,

especially the courses related to market economy such as Macro Economics, Micro Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, International Trade, Marketing, Management Science and others - Course objectives Knowledge: After the course, students will understand the formation, evolution and transformation of economic theories in history, as well as the laws of economic theory development. Students can realize the contribution of economic theories to economic science in general, and to each fields of economics in particular. Skills: After the course, students can
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Analyze the economic theories of outstanding economists, Evaluate economic theories and participate in solving economic issues of modern economies in the view of history of economic thought. Facilitate critical thinking relateing to issues of history of economic theories

Textbooks and References:


Required books: 1. Lionel Robbins (1998), A History of Economic Though, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, USA References: other books, reading materials, web pages 2. Adam Smith ,The Wealth of Nations An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nation (ebook) 3. David Ricardo, On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (ebook). 4. Karl Marx, The Capitals (ebook) 5. John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (ebook). 6. Mark Skousen (2007), The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes, New York, USA

Assessment and Grading


Attendance Seminar (Oral Presentation and Paper) Mid-term Exam Final Exam Attendance Attend to all the class hours, prepare for lessons at home, participate in group/class discussion: 10% to the final course grade Seminar
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10 % 20 % 20 % 50 %

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Group work with provided topic. Oral presentation in the class: 10% Each seminar presentation will last for one half hour. Ensure to convey succinctly to your audience the most significant

insights you have gained from your researching the topic o Engage and involve your audience o o o o Encourage discussion during and after presentation Seminar paper : 10% To pressent the essential element of the topic to the class group To provide class members with a record of information about the topic The paper show that you have mastered, in considerable detail, this

element of the topic o Seminar paper will be circulated as email attachments one week before presentation as peparation for the seminar

Midterm Exam -

One mid-term test Duration of the test: 50 minutes Time of the test: In the 10th week of the course (announce in advance) Weight of the test: 20% to the final course grade

Contents and struture: Individual, at class, writing, short answer questions / short essay writing.

Final Exam After the course, follow timetable and requirement of FTU: 50% to the final course grade

Criteria for assessment To gain a good grade, student need to analyze and synthesize the ideas of economic schools compare and contrast the ideas, arguments and statements of economists in their theories draw conclusions.

General Policy: On time for each lesson Prepare in advance for class Participate in class activities (Points are awarded for effort and participation)

Lecture topics calendar:


Week Week 1 Hours 3 Lecture topics Introduction to the course Chapter 1: Subjects of the study of History of Economic Though Chapter 2: Mercantilism Chapter 3: Classicism - the first part: Emergence of Reading/ Assignment Sylabus Note - Group formation - Seminar topic provided Seminar 1

Week 2 Week 3

3 3

[1, 46-54] [1, 55-65]

Week 4 Week 5

3 3

Week 6 Week 7

3 3

systems W. Petty and Phisiocracy Chapter 3 (cont.) Chapter 4: Classicism the second part: A. Smith and D.Ricardo Chapter 4 (cont.)

[1,86-103] [1,125-163], [2], [6]

Seminar 2 Seminar 3

Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15

3 3 3 3 3

[1,125-163], [2], [3] Chapter 5: Classicism the [1, 167-175] third part: Nineteenth century classicism Chapter 5 (cont.) [1, 219-231] Chapter 6: Economic [1, 231-247], [4], theory of Karl Marx [6] Chapter 7: Neo-classicism, [1, 303-312] Chapter 7 (cont.) Chapter 8: Economic theory of Keynes and Keynesian Chapter 9: Neo-liberalism Chapter 9 (cont.) Revision [1, 295-303] [5], [6]

Seminar 4 Seminar 5

Seminar 6 Seminar 7 Midterm exam Seminar 8 Seminar 9

3 3 3

Seminar 10 Seminar 11