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History of Economic Doctrines

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Department of Humanities (Faculty of Computer Science, Economics, and Social Sciences)
Course type:
Compulsory course
5 year, 1, 2 module


Course Syllabus


The course examines the formation and development of economic thought / theory from antiquity to the present day. The main attention is paid to the disclosure of the conceptual provisions of various theories and the formation of scientific economic schools that developed in the 20th century.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • • Expanding the professional and general intellectual horizons of students and developing a culture of critical thinking;
  • • the formation of students' ideas about the factors and conditions for the development of economic knowledge, the patterns of evolution and change of main schools in economics, the social role of economic theory
  • • mastery of knowledge about the possibilities of interdisciplinary interaction in the field of social and humanitarian research.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Apply key philosophical and psychological concepts to their own lives and thought
  • - Understand public speaking, including through technical means; - extract implicit information from an oral message of a monological or dialogical nature;
  • Knows the main directions and trends in the evolution of modern economic thought, is able to recognize and critically evaluate the premises of various economic theories, their strengths and weaknesses, and the scope of applicability.
  • Knows the basic concepts formed in the framework of classical and Marxist political economy, their influence on the subsequent development of economic science and practice, understands their philosophical, ideological and ethical prerequisites, is able to recognize and critically evaluate the features and areas of application of the relevant theoretical ideas and economic and political attitudes.
  • Knows the main stages in the development of domestic economic thought, its international relationships and the contribution of its leading representatives to world economic science.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1
  • Topic 2
  • Topic 3
  • Topic 4
  • Topic 5
  • Topic 6
  • Topic 7
  • Topic 8
  • Topiс 9
  • Topic 10
  • Topic 11
  • Topic 12
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Work at seminars
    Activity and completeness of answers at seminars
  • non-blocking Essay on suggested questions
  • non-blocking Group defense with presentation
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.2 * Essay on suggested questions + 0.3 * Exam + 0.2 * Group defense with presentation + 0.3 * Work at seminars


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • A companion to the history of economic thought, , 2003
  • Metaphors in the history of economic thought : crises, business cycles and equilibrium, , 2023
  • Political economy and religion : essays in the history of economic thought, , 2019
  • Roncaglia, A. (2005). The Wealth of Ideas : A History of Economic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=132292
  • Samuels, W. J., Biddle, J., & Davis, J. B. (2003). A Companion to the History of Economic Thought. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=108710
  • История экономических учений : Учебник для вузов, Ядгаров, Я.С., 2000

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Defending the history of economic thought, Kates, S., 2013
  • Hodgson, G. M. (2005). The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought. By Alessandro Roncaglia. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xiv + 582 pp. Index, notes, references. Cloth, $110.00. ISBN: 0-521-84337-5. Business History Review, (04), 903. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.buhirw.v79y2005i04p903.906.03