Economic History

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economic History

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    COURSE AIMS
    The course offers an overview of the economic development from the 19th to 20th century. The course focuses on the elements of knowledge and on the essential methods for understanding the dynamics from the consolidation of a new type of industrial system to the different economic systems of the last century. On the basis of a comparative perspective, the course looks at technological development, at changes within firms and markets and at the role of economic policies and social institutions. A specific seminar on the European integration process will be held by Professor René Leboutte.

    COURSE CONTENT
    ? The spreading of industrialization in Continental Europe.
    ? The first globalization in the second half of the 19th century.
    ? The interwar period (1914-1945).
    ? The mixed economy in the Fifties and Sixties of the 20th century.
    ? The European integration process.
    ? The slowdown and the new economic patterns (1973-1981).

    READING LIST
    I. BEREND, An Economic History of Nineteenth ? Century Europe, Cambridge University Press 2013.
    D. DINAN, Europe Recast: A History of European Union, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2004.

    TEACHING METHOD
    Seminars on specific topics integrate the frontal lecture cycle.

    ASSESSMENT METHOD
    A medium-term written test and a written exam at the end of the course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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