854317 Socio-economic aspects in landscape planning and landscape architecture

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Götzinger, Anna-Lena , Thaler, Thomas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


This course introduces students to political economy and the history of economic thought. We will cover the core ideas in various schools of economic thought, positioning them in the historical and institutional context in which they were developed. In particular, we will cover some economic ideas from the ancient world and the middle ages; the enlightenment; the emergence of and main ideas in classical political economy (Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus, and others); Marx, Mill, and Keynes; European versus American economic thought; the rise of mathematical economics; state-managed economies and socialism; Austrian economics; and the future of economics.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students in this class will have an excellent understanding of the development of economic thought over time, and be able to contextualize their economics education in the historical development of what has been understood as “economics.”
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.