Universität Wien FIND

040042 UK Economic History (BA) (2019W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 10.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 11.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 17.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 18.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 24.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 25.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 31.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 07.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 08.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 14.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 15.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 22.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 28.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 29.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 05.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 06.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 12.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 13.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 09.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 10.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 16.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 17.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 23.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 24.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 30.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 31.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will give students a broad overview of the world's economic history. The main topics that underlie the classes will be: the effects of climate and geography on economic growth in the long-run, the Small Divergence between Europe and the rest of the world before c. 1750, the Columbian exchange, the economic effects of the Protestant Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of a global economy in the late nineteenth century, and the Great Depression.

The aim is to provide the student with an up-to-date knowledge of the views of economists regarding the historical determinants of economic growth and the origin of income differences across countries.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Your grade will be based on a midterm exam (35%), a final exam (35%), class presentations (20%), and class participation (10%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The minimum requirement to pass the course is to achieve at least 50% of the points.

Prüfungsstoff

Topic 1: Climate and geography
Topic 2: The small divergence
Topic 3: Columbian exchange
Topic 4: The economic effects of the Protestant Revolution
Topic 5: The Industrial Revolution
Topic 6: A Global Economy and the Great Depression

Literatur

Main reference
- Landes, D. 1998 The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor, New York: W. W. Norton

Detailed readings
Topic 1: Climate and geography
- Landes, Chapters 1 and 2

Topic 2: The small divergence
- Landes, Chapters 3 and 4
- Voigtlander, Nico, and Hans-Joachim Voth. 2009. “Malthusian Dynamism and the Rise of Europe: Make War, Not Love.” The American Economic Review, 99(2): 248-54.
- Avner Greif, Avner. 1993. “Contract Enforceability and Economic Institutions in Early Trade: The Maghribi Traders' Coalition.” The American Economic Review, 83(3): 525-548

Topic 3: Columbian exchange
- Landes, Chapters 5 and 6
- Nunn, Nathan, and Nancy Qian. 2010. “The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(2): 163-88.
- Sokoloff, Kenneth L., and Stanley L. Engerman. 2000. “Institutions, Factor Endowments, and Paths of Development in the New World.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(3): 217-232.

Topic 4: The economic effects of the Protestant Revolution
-Becker, S. and Woessmann, L. 2009. “Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 124 (2): 531-596
-Cantoni, D. “The Economic Effects of the Protestant Reformation: Testing the Weber Hypothesis in the German Lands.” Journal of the European Economic Association

Topic 5: The Industrial Revolution
-Landes, Chapter 13
-Galor, O. 2005. "From Stagnation to Growth: Unified Growth Theory" in Aghion, P. and Durlauf, S. (ed.) Handbook of Economic Growth, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 4, pages 178-219, Elsevier (read only sub-section 2 titled Historical Evidence)

Topic 6: A Global Economy and the Great Depression
-Bordo M. and Finn K. 1995. “The Gold Standard As a Rule: An Essay in Exploration.” Explorations in Economic History 32(4): 423-464
-Romer, C. 1990. “The Great Crash and the Onset of the Great Depression.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 105(3): 597-624

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 09.10.2019 17:47