Fall course offerings at Concordia U.

Its now July 6 and the U.S. is facing a major spike in Covid-19 following their premature opening of the economy. This seems likely to lead to further lockdowns in the months to come. Here in Quebec the situation is better although there are still new cases but for the time being we appear to be doing better as the number of new cases falls below 80, about the preceding average of the past five days, We cannot be complacent with such a deadly virus and the number of deaths remains a tragic legacy.

But this fall, I and my colleagues will be offering a full complement of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students online. In my case these will be Poli 204 and poli 610. In the case of Poli 204 which is  an Introduction to Canadian politics there is an e book available, from the publisher or one can order the physical text from the publisher . The text is L.Tossuti, E.Mintz, K.Brock and D.Barrie,Canadian Politics Today Democracy, Diversity and Good Government, North York: Pearson, 2020 isbn 978-0-13-528447. 

In the case of poli 610 the texts are John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money which is widely available;

Haroldchorneyeconomist, posts on Keynes, the deficit, debt management, monetarism, the depression of the 1930s, the financial crash and crises, quantitative easing, laissez-faire and the impact of covid- 19. A comprehensive list of the most important posts will be provided;

a biography of Keynes chosen from the following Robert Skidelsky, Keynes the Return of the Master; Peter Clarke,Keynes :The Twentieth Century ‘s Most influential economist; Zachary Carter, The Price of Peace:Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes ; Richard Davenport -Hines, Universal Man:The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes; Donald Moggridge,Maynard Keynes An Economist‘s Biography.

A.Fitzgibbons, Keynes‘s Vision

More details to follow including the Course outlines.


About haroldchorneyeconomist

I am Professor of political economy at Concordia university in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I received my B.A.Hons (econ.&poli sci) from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my M.A. degree in economics there. Went on to spend two years at the London School of Economics as a Ph.D. student in economics and then completed my Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Was named a John W.Dafoe fellow, a CMHC fellow and a Canada Council fellow. I also was named a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1968 after completing my first class honours undergraduate degree. Worked as an economist in the area of education, labour economics and as the senior economist with the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation for the Government of Manitoba from 1972 to 1978. I also have worked as an economic consultant for MDT socio-economic consultants and have been consulted on urban planning, health policy, linguistic duality and public sector finance questions by the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, Ontario and the Federal government of Canada. I have also been consulted by senior leaders of the British Labour party, MPs from the Progressive Conservative party, the Liberal party and the New Democrats on economic policy questions. Members of the Government of France under the Presidency of Francois Mitterand discussed my work on public sector deficits. I have also run for elected office at the municipal level. I first began to write about quantitative easing as a useful policy option during the early 1980s.
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