College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ECON 823: Topics in Economic History

ECON 823-001: Topics in Economic History
(Spring 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Carow Hall 01

Section Information for Spring 2017

This is a course on the economic history of modern Europe with special emphasis on the issues of industrialization and development from 1700-1914. The focus will be on acquainting the students with the core issues surrounding the study of European economic history. This includes: Introduction to the new economic history. Central issues of discussion and debate. Research methodology. Economic reasoning within larger historical debates. Using economics and convincing economists. Institutions and economic development. Developing the institutional narrative.

This course should help familiarize you with the work of some of the most prominent scholars in Cliometrics and the more promising, interesting and/or popular research topics (the three not necessarily going hand-in-hand). You will also be introduced to the process of becoming an academic researcher and the problems involved with finding a research topic suitable for your dissertation.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Offers economic analysis of various historical epochs including Industrial Revolution, evolution of political reform, rise of unions, and growth of government. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 and 615, or ECON 715 and 811; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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