Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Economic History
Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (Plan: 399 - Estudio: 201)

Coordinating teacher: MARTINELLI LASHERAS, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

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
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
Calendar of Continuous assessment
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.