ECONOMIC HISTORY

ECONOMIC HISTORY

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Code
71957
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8699 Economics (L-33) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8697 Business Administration (L-18) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8698 Maritime, Logistics and Transport Economics and Business (L-18) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Economics)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 4 sections: A, B, C, D. This page refers to the section
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Course description

This course aims at offering an overview of the economic development from the Modern Age to the 21st century from a comparative perspective by focusing on the factors responsible for modern growth. Economists study the patterns and look for similarly events and verify if they support a specific theory. Economic history forces students to add to the technical rigor of their knowledge an extra dimension of rigor: verifying whether the model they are studying fit the facts or not.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In this course, the long term European and international economic development is studied. The course traces the main transformations of the international economy, focusing on some significant issues, such as population, agriculture, international commerce, manufacturing and finance.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course focuses on the analysis of the evolution of the European and international economy in the long run. The course provides a systematic-interpretative framework of the most important changes that have characterized the evolution of the structure of the global economic system starting from the Industrial Revolution and it provides the cultural and methodological basis to understand the current economic reality.  

Learning outcomes (details):

 - Knowledge and understanding skills: students should learn the main working mechanisms of economic systems in a comparative perspective

-  Learning and comprehension skills: students should be able to understand  the main issues about the  current economic framework as the result of its economic evolution 

- Making judgment: students should be able to use their knowledge in many different social and economic frameworks

- Communication skills: students should learn the right terminology of Economic History to correctly communicate both specialized and non-specialized  people

-Learning skills: students should be able to use rightly the main interpretative Economic History tools in many different frameworks

Teaching methods

Face to face lectures

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

-The preindustrial societies

-Population patterns

-The Industrial Revolution

- Development patterns:  the Second Comers.

- From the first globalization to the second World War

-The modern economic development from 1945 to 1979

- The second globalization and its crises

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For  English textbooks and teaching material,  Erasmus students please contact us by e-mail.

Specific readings will be provided by the instructor on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: MARINA ROMANI   Room 1015 - First Floor The first form  (16th of September to 18 of December 2020).  Tuesdays from 11.00 am. to 13.00 pm The second form (17th of February  to 15th of May):   Before coming, please contact me by e-mail:  romani@economia.unige.it For any change, please see AW

Exam Board

MARINA ROMANI (President)

ANDREA ZANINI

LUISA PICCINNO

MARCO DORIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Face to face lectures

 

LESSONS START

 

 February 18th, 2018 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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ECONOMIC HISTORY D

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test, with multiple choice and open-ended questions.

The test is the same for attending or non-attending students. However, attending students can choose to answer two question among four ones indicated by the lecturer or also answer one question among them indicated by the lecturer and answer the "dossier-option". Non-attending students must answer two questions indicated by the lecturer.

In summer and winter sessions, which include more than one economic history exam, students who have had an insufficient mark will not be able to take the exam immediately after the test they have failed

 

Assessment methods


The written test aims at verifying student's understanding of the topics developed in class, the student's ability to use the technical jargon of  Economic History and the degree of in-depth study of the main topics that the lecturer dealt with in class.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/09/2020 13:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION