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040268 UK European Economic History (BA) (2021S)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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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. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

A detailed list of topics will be posted on moodle before the first meeting. We will meet online (video conference) at the times/dates listed above. Information on online meetings will be posted on moodle.

Monday 01.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 02.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 22.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 19.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 10.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 31.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 07.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 14.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 21.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 28.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 29.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will provide a broad overview of the development of the European Economy from pre-industrial times to the present. Topics include: the determinants of pre-industrial agriculture and commerce, the role of institutions for economic growth, European exploration and colonization, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of the global economy in the late nineteenth century, the Great Depression, and the process of European Integration after 1945. We will also emphasize the comparative performance of western nations versus the rest of the world.
The class will provide an overview of important events and periods in the economic history of Europe and an analysis of these events from an economic viewpoint. Students will critically read academic research papers and learn to use the tools of economics to study economic history. Depending on computer lab access, students will also complete two empirical projects that will present an introduction to quantitative work in economic history.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course language is English. The final grade for the course will be based on a midterm exam (30%), a final exam (30%), two empirical projects or alternative writing assignments (20%), class presentations (10%), and class participation (10%). A make-up exam will be offered that can replace either the midterm or the final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

As the course relies on economic concepts and methods to understand economic history, students should have a basic background in both micro- and macroeconomics.
The minimum requirement to pass the course is to achieve at least 50% of the points.

Examination topics

Topic 1: Pre-industrial agriculture and commerce
Topic 2: Institutions and growth
Topic 3: European exploration and colonization,
Topic 4: The Industrial Revolution,
Topic 5: The rise of the global economy
Topic 6: The Great Depression
Topic 7: European Integration after 1945

Reading list

Main reference: Persson and Sharp: An Economic History of Europe, plus journal articles posted on the course website (moodle).

Association in the course directory

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