World Economy (MT)

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World Economy (MT)

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Part A will focus on the Economic History of the World Economy. The aim is to provide an introduction to the history of the international economy from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. The world economy at this time provides a rich environment in which to examine economic questions such as the link between politics, technology and globalization. The course also examines the impact, in particular on growth and inequality, of the flows of goods, capital and labour associated with globalization, themes of interest to this day. It concludes by looking at the deglobalization experienced in the Interwar years and the concurrent Great Depression.
    1. 19th century globalization: introduction
    2. The political economy of trade policy: Britain?s move to free trade
    3. Were Heckscher and Ohlin right?
    4. The political economy of trade policy: late 19th century European protectionism
    5. Mass migrations: causes and consequences
    6. Global capital market integration in the 19th and 20th centuries
    7. International capital flows in the 19th century: causes and consequences
    8. Imperialism: costs and benefits
    9. Globalization backlash and World War I
    10. The Great Depression: Trade
    11. The Great Depression: Capital

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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