Universität Wien FIND

040263 UK Quantitative Economic History (BA) (2018W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 30 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course starts on Oct 04, and ends on Jan 25. It takes place over 24 sessions. Each session lasts 90 minutes. There are no lectures from Dec 17 to Jan 07 (Christmas break), and on Oct 26 (National Day), Nov 01 (All Saints' Day), Nov 02 (All Souls' Day), Nov 30, and Jan 31.

Thursday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 05.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 07.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 25.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to introduce the measures used in long-run applied economic history, their theoretical underpinnings, and their implications in empirical research. The course covers both theoretical and empirical research. The first part of the course (Sessions 1-11) focuses on historical stylized facts and proposes a theoretical framework that generates predictions in line with these facts. The second part (Sessions 12-18) focuses on empirical research in economic history and the implications theory has on estimation. The last part (Sessions 19-24) consists of student presentations.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation of the course will be based on two take-home assignments that will account for 30% of the grade (15% for each assignment), one presentation that will account for 30% of the grade, and four one-page research paper summaries that will account for 40% of the grade (10% for each summary). Class presence is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended. There is no make-up exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Although the course is self-contained and concepts and methods are developed gradually, students should have a good background in microeconomics, economic growth, and empirical methods (applied microeconometrics).

Examination topics

The first part of the course (Sessions 1-11) focuses on historical stylized facts and proposes a theoretical framework that generates predictions in line with these facts. The second part (Sessions 12-18) focuses on empirical research in economic history and the implications theory has on estimation. The last part (Sessions 19-24) consists of student presentations.

Reading list

The presentation material is downloadable from the website of the course. In the first part of the course we will follow: Gregory Clark, A farewell to alms: a brief economic history of the world (Princeton University Press, 2008), and Oded Galor, Unified growth theory (Princeton University Press, 2011). The reading list for the empirical part of the course is available on the Moodle page of the course.

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