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Faculty Profile

Andrew Farrant

Associate Professor of Economics (2005)

Contact Information

farranta@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 113
717.245.1872

Bio

Teaching interests include: Monetary Theory and Policy, Political Economy, Microeconomics. Research interests include: Political Economy, British Economic History (1945-1951), 19th century Philosophic Radicalism.

Education

  • B.S., University of London, 1996
  • M.A., George Mason University, 1998
  • Ph.D., 2003

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

ECON 112 Intro to Macroeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions.Prerequisite: 111.

ECON 314 FA Hayek & Pol Econ 70s Brit
This course will provide a wide-ranging survey of the political economy of 1970s Britain. We will primarily focus on the strengths and weaknesses of F. A. Hayek’s analysis of late 1960s and 1970s Britain. We will heavily focus on the logic of the analytical machinery that Hayek invokes to support his reasoning and conclusions. In particular, we examine Hayek’s analysis of the logic of ‘unlimited’ democracy, Hayek’s argument that dogged adherence to full-employment policy would ultimately mutate into full-blown command planning, and Hayek’s analysis of Britain’s unions. The class will place heavy emphasis on the importance of clarity when thinking and writing about the strengths or weaknesses of the various theories we are studying. The course is reading-intensive and requires much from you in terms of active participation (you also have the opportunity to help shape the direction of class discussion and the topics we explore).