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A Course on Economic Justice: The intersection of philosophy and economics


  • Barbour, James L.
  • Batchelor, Nim T.


The process of teaching a topic that inhabits the upper reaches of both philosophy and economic theory, while swooping as near the earth as political policy, is both exhilarating and terrifying. To do it well is indeed rare. We present our approach, some of the characteristics and thoughts from our students, and some of the insights that we developed along the way.

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  • Barbour, James L. & Batchelor, Nim T., 2004. "A Course on Economic Justice: The intersection of philosophy and economics," MPRA Paper 8194, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:8194

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    economics and philosophy; economic justice; interdisciplinary teaching;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values


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