Checking date: 05/09/2018

Course: 2018/2019

Topics in economic history
Study: Bachelor in Economics (202)

Coordinating teacher: ALVAREZ NOGAL, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Description of contents: programme
Learning activities and methodology
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • ATKINSON, A.B., STIGLITZ, J.E.. "A new View of Technological Change". Economic Journal. 1969, pp. 573-578
  • EISENSTEIN, E.L.. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. Cambridge University Press. 1979
  • LANDES, D.. The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present. Cambridge University Press. 2003
  • LEWIS, F. D.. ¿Explaining the Shift of Labor from Agriculture to Industry in the United States: 1869 to 1899¿. Journal of Economic History. Vol. 39, No. 3, 1979, 681-698.
  • MOKYR, J.. The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress. Oxford University Press. 1992
  • NELSON, R. R., WRIGHT, G.. ¿The Rise and Fall of American Technological Leadership: The Postwar Era in Historical Perspective¿. Journal of Economic Literature. Vol. 30, No. 4, 1982, pp. 1931-1964
Additional Bibliography
  • Beniger, James. The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society. Harvard University Press. 1989
  • Hounshell, David. From the American System to Mass Production. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1984
  • Lucas, R. E.. ¿Making a Miracle¿. Econometrica. 61, 2, 1993, pp. 251-272
  • McNeill, William. The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since AD 1000. University of Chicago Press. 1984
  • Nef, J. U.. ¿The Industrial Revolution Reconsidered¿. Journal of Economic History. Vol. 3, No. 1, 1943, pp. 1-31.
  • Nordhaus, W.D.. Invention, Growth and Welfare: A Theoretical Treatment of Technological Change. MIT Press. 1969
  • Parente, S. L., Prescott, E. C.. ¿Barriers to Technology Adoption and Development¿. Journal of Political Economy. 102/2, 1994, pp. 298-321.
  • Piore, M. J., Sabel, C.F.. The Second Industrial Divide: Possibilities for Prosperity. Basic Books. 1990
  • Rabinbach, A.. The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity. University of California Press. 1992
  • Romer, P.. "Idea Gaps and Object Gaps in Economic Development". Journal of Monetary Economics. Vol. 32, 1993, pp. 543-573.
  • Steinberg, S.H.. Five Hundred Years of Printing. Penguin. 1955
  • Yates, Joanne. Control through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1989
  • Young, A. . ¿Invention and Bounded Learning by Doing¿. Journal of Political Economy. 101/3, 1993, pp. 443-472.

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