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040263 UK Quantitative Economic History (BA) (2020S)

Track in Data Analysis

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

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course starts on Mar 05, and ends on Jun 26. It takes place over 24 sessions. Each session lasts 90 minutes.

Thursday 05.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 06.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 13.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 19.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 26.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 27.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 02.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 03.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 23.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 24.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 30.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 07.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 08.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 14.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 15.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 04.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 05.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 12.06. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 18.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 19.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 25.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 26.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

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 1-10) focuses on historical stylized facts and proposes a theoretical framework that generates predictions in line with these facts. The second part (Sessions 11-18) 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: (i) two take-home assignments that will account for 30% of the grade (15% for each assignment); (ii) one presentation that will account for 35% of the grade; (iii) three one-page research paper summaries that will account for 30% of the grade (10% for each summary); (iv) class participation that will account for 5% of the grade.

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). Given the content and methods used, the course relates to Marc Goni-Trafach’s Economic History (040042) and Omar Bamieh’s Econometrics, and Causal Inference (040294) courses (though these courses are not pre-requisites).

Examination topics

- Part 1, Sessions 1-3: Malthusian World Stylized Facts
- Part 2, Sessions 4-10: Unified Growth Theory
- Part 3, Sessions 11-12: Empirical Methods in Economic History
- Part 4, Sessions 13-18: Applied Economic History
- Part 5, Sessions 19-24: Students' presentations

Reading list

The presentation material is downloadable from the website of the course. Throughout the first part, we will closely follow Clark, Gregory. A farewell to alms: a brief economic history of the world. Princeton University Press, 2008, and Galor, Oded. Unified growth theory. Princeton University Press, 2011.

Association in the course directory

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