Updated A.Y. 2020-2021
Introduction: What is economic history?
1 -The making of Europe
2 - Europe from obscurity to economic recovery
3 - Population, economic growth and resource constraints
4 - The nature and extent of economic growth in the pre-industrial epoch
5 - Institutions and growth
6 - Knowledge, technology transfer and convergence
7 - Money, credit and banking
8 - Trade, tariffs and growth
9 - International monetary regimes in history
10 - The era of political economy: from the minimal state to the Welfare State in the twentieth century
11 - Inequality among and within nations: past, present, future
12 - Globalization and its challenge to Europe
Reference book: An Economic History of Europe. Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present”, 2nd edition 2015, CUP, K.G. Persson, P. Sharp.
Attending students: The Econ Hist exam includes 2 parts. The first is the evaluation of a written essay in economic history on a topic agreed with the instructor. Guidance will be given to students in class. Students will work on the written essay in teams (max 4 students per team). Empirical essay based on historical data are welcome. The second part is the oral individual exam.
Non-attedning students: The Econ Hist exam includes 2 parts. The first is a written examination with open questions. The second part consists in the oral exam.
All exam grades on or above the pass mark (min 18/30) can be given extra points based on active participation to the course.