I studied economics at different universities and in different countries, but I never learned much about economic history. We hardly ever discussed the success or failure of different economic policies in history. As a result, I and many of my fellow students had the feeling of being equipped with many tools but not knowing what to use them for.
I think that the combination of the way the MRU teaches ideas, the illustrative and very interesting classes, and the economic history course would be of great value to current and future economists. I can imagine that this course can be the starting point for many future economists to understand why economics is fascinating and encourage them to learn more about economics.