Peter J. Boettke has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses at George Mason University. For information on the specific courses Boettke is teaching this semester, to register for a class, or if you have additional questions, please visit the Mason Economics Department website.
Comparative Economic Systems
Capitalism, socialism, and corporatism historical perspective. Includes examination of economies of representative contemporary countries.
History of Thought II
Covers development of economic analysis from marginal revolution of 1877 to present. Emphasizes development of neoclassical economic theory.
Analyzes existing and proposed elements of economic constitution. Emphasizes fiscal, monetary, transfer, and regulatory powers of government and constitutional limits on such powers, especially in the United States. Includes analysis of proposed changes in limits.
Economic Sociology I
A survey in the developments in the field of economic sociology. Special emphasis is placed on the analytical puzzles that emerge from the issue of embeddedness at the individual actor, firm, market structure, and political economy levels. All action is within a context, and we will explore the nature in which the institutional context of decision affects individual action and social interaction.
Part of the Economic Sociology field, which is an approach to analyzing economic phenomena that focuses on the social causes and consequences of economic actions and outcomes. It is a vibrant field of study that exists at the intersection of economics and sociology. These classes will explore the writings of the key thinkers in the development of the field (e.g. Weber, Polanyi, Marx) alongside more contemporary advances in field (e.g. by Coleman, Granovetter, Swedberg, Zelizer).