This course offers a comprehensive survey of world economic history, designed to introduce economics graduate students to the subject matter and methodology of economic history. Topics are chosen to show a wide variety of historical experience and illuminate the process of industrialization.
Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- learn how economic growth is transferred from one economy to another
- outline the development of the world economy from 1800 to present
- learn how the nature of the international economy affects the transfer of economic growth
- critically assess the historical evidence for different models of trade and growth
- outline the causes and economic consequences of the flows of capital and labour in the 19th Century world economy
- explain the importance of political economy and trade policy in shaping global economic outcomes
critically assess the historical evidence for the various socio-economic factors such as living standard, fertility, life expectancy, industrial revolution and growth convergence
Microeconomics-I and Macroeconomics-I
Texts and References
- Cameron, R. and Neal, L.(2003), A Concise Economic History of the World: From
Paleolithic Times to the Present, (4thedition), New York: Oxford University Press.
- Clark, Gregory (2007). A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World, Princeton University Press.
- Eichengreen, B. (1996), Globalizing Capital, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- Findlay and O’Rourke (2007) Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium, Princeton University Press.
- Kenwood, A.G. and Lougheed, A.L. (1999), The Growth of the International Economy, 1820-1990: An Introductory Text, (4th edition), London: Routledge.
- Maddison, A. (2001), The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective, Paris: OECD
- O’Rourke and Williamson (1999), Globalization and History: The Evolution of a 19 Century Atlantic Economy, MIT Press.