. 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.