ADVANCED ECONOMIC HISTORY
ADVANCED ECONOMIC HISTORY
Academic year 2023/2024
- Course ID
- Paolo Di Martino (Lecturer)
- 2nd year
- Teaching period
- First semester
- Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
- SECS-P/12 - economic history
- Formal authority
- Type of examination
- The module takes for granted the knowledge of basic economic history as for standard udergraduate courses. Integrative readings can be provided to students withouth such background.
Sommario del corso
- To analyze the interaction between economic ideas (and methodologies) and the study of economic change over time.
- To apply economic theory and econometric technique to shed light on key historical research questions and debates
- To use historical events to “test” economic theories and ideas
Results of learning outcomes
At the end of the module students are expected:
- To be able to critically understand how economic ideas can be tested empirically via the use of historical examples
- To understand possible applications of econometric tecniques
- How create data-base to explore specific issue using qualitative information or quantitative information created for different pourposes.
After a general introduction on the nature of economic history, the module addresses two blocks of debates. The first one looks at debates on key topics in economics (growth; institutions; forms of business organization) addressed using a long-term perspective. The second block deals with key moments in economic history such as the 18th century industrial revolution, the post WWII golden age, and so on.
Introduction: what is economic history?
Key topics in economics: the view from economic history
- Economic growth and structural change
- Financial intermediation and credit markets
- Business organization
Key moments in economic history
- The great divergence
- The industrial revolution
- International finance
- The great depression
- The European golden age
Conclusions and revision
Each theme is analyzed in two*2-hour sessions. The teaching will be organized around an (about) one-hour long introduction provided by the module leader followed by the class discussion of 1-2 key academic papers.
Learning assessment methods
The module is going to be assed by a mix of formal exam and class work.
The exact balance of the two components as well as the types of activities included in the assessment will be discussed during the delivery of the module.
Suggested readings and bibliography
More information about readings will be provided at the beginning of the module