Revisiting Two Schools of Economics: Free Market Economics vs Structuralist Economics with José López-González, PhD


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Revisiting Two Schools of Economics: Free Market Economics vs Structuralist Economics

Instructor: Dr. José López-González (KSAS '92)

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June 07, 2023 - July 12, 2023 (6 Sessions)  

Wednesday, 6:30 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom



We will analyze the economic policies of the previous and current US administrations under the frameworks and standards of two contemporary Schools of Economics describing & explaining the world of economic reality: Free Market Economics claims to be the most efficient way for an economy to achieve a high rate of long-term economic growth, offering the greatest opportunities for economic agents to exercise their free human capacities. Structuralist/Keynesian Economics claims that the current capitalist economy includes the influence of structural social relations and assumes the work of a democratic State to aim for a more egalitarian, full-employment and sustainable economy. The core of the analysis is to understand the continuous adversarial relationship that exists between Capitalism and Democracy.


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ABOUT José López-González (Ph.D, KSAS '92)

José López-González, holds a BA in Economics from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico; MA in Economics from William College, Massachusetts; and MA and PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. He is an economist, philosopher, and lecturer. He has worked as an Economist at the Investment Bank Financiera Aceptaciones and at the Mexican Federal Reserve Bank, both in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. López-González taught philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University for seven years and has been faculty in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at Towson University since 1996, teaching courses in Philosophy, politics, economics, and Latin America. Since 2010, he has been teaching interdisciplinary courses in philosophy, politics and economics as a lecturer at the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University, and since 2014 at several campuses of the Baltimore County Community College. Dr. López-González is a Lecturer in the new program at the Alumni Relations Office at Johns Hopkins University. He has published articles in philosophy and economics and took courses in Micro and Macroeconomics at Harvard University.

 Event Date
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
9:00pm EDT


Virtual via Zoom
Baltimore, MD 21218

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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