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040263 UK Quantitative Economic History (BA) (2022S)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course starts on Thursday, Mar 10, 2022, ends on Thursday, Jun 30, 2022, and consists of 24 lectures of 90’.

Thursday 10.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 17.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 18.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 24.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 25.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 31.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 01.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 07.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 08.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 28.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 05.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 12.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 13.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 19.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 20.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 03.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 09.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 10.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 23.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 24.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 30.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.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. More details on the course assessment can be found in the course syllabus, on the Moodle page of the course.

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

- 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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