Should the history of economic thought be included in undergraduate curricula?
Please cite the paper as:
Roncaglia, Alessandro, (2013), Should the history of economic thought be included in undergraduate curricula?, World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences, No. 2 2013, The economics curriculum: towards a radical reformation, 3rd May – 14th June 2013
The mainstream view about the irrelevance of HET is illustrated, and the reasons for it are indicated in the hidden assumption of a positivist idea about the cumulative growth of knowledge. HET is however very important when existence of different approaches to economics is recognized. As an illustration, classical and marginalist conceptualizations of the economy are briefly discussed.