Economic history links two cultures -- the economists' and the historians', and this mix creates a field that explains the past to understand the present. In this class we will study the work of economic historians to answer questions such as: How was the institutional structure of pre-modern societies? How did the creation of clocks and the measurement of time lead to industrialization? Why did the industrial revolution happen in England? Why does China economic prosperity is not an event of the present only? How did slave trade work and which were the forces that stopped it? And, in general, what were the historical roots of innovation, entrepreneurship, and prosperity?
Dec 26, 2014
Economic History Syllabus. Spring 2015
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