Checking date: 19/12/2021

Course: 2022/2023

Economic History
Study: Bachelor in History and Politics (352)

Coordinating teacher: MARTINELLI LASHERAS, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Course contents: . A first approximation to the evolution of living standards over the last 2,000 years. . The causes and consequences of industrialization in the West. . The determinants of catch-up and convergence or their absence in various parts of the world in different time periods. . The evolution of the international economy from the early modern period to the present. . The role of institutions in the process of development. Skills and competences: . Development of individual learning routines via the analysis of relevant texts in economic history and the collection and analysis of historical evidence. . Development of group-based learning routines via group-based discussion and the oral and written presentation of work by teams. . Development of verbal and written communication skills. . Develop the ability to raise questions and answer them using economic analysis.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills through lectures, the handing of the work assigned by the teachers and its discussion in class. Skills and attitudes will be enhanced by the individual and teamwork performed by the students and their discussion in class. The tutorials moreover will also try to open up the discussion to the students via the collective analysis of tables, graphs or texts and the use of questions and multiple choice tests on the main concepts discussed in the lecture. 1. Modern economic growth. 2. Population and natural resources. 3. Markets and institutions. 4. Technological change and economic growth. 5. The modern firm. 6. Globalization. 7. The modern state and economic growth.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Allen, Robert C.. Global Economic History: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2011
  • Cameron, Rondo and Neal, Larry . A Concise Economic History of the World. From Paleolithic Times to the Present. . Oxford: Oxford University Press.. 2003

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.