Checking date: 15/05/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Economic history 19th and 20th century
Study: Master in Development and Economic Growth (255)

Coordinating teacher: FERNANDEZ GARCIA, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Tools of statistics and econometrics.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- Advanced understanding of the academic literature on the historical roots of divergence in development - Learn about demographic processes, human capital measures and determinants of human capital formation, migration patterns, colonialism, pre-colonial institutions, slavery and other topics - Ability to write short essays using the basic rules of scientific works - Capacity to debate and question opinions with academic rigour - Ability to work in teams - Practice giving academic presentations
Description of contents: programme
Topic 1 Demography, human capital and growth 1. Population change 2. Human capital 3. Migration Topic 2 Pre-colonial institutions and slavery 1. Pre-Colonial institutions: Africa 2. Pre-Colonial institutions: Latin America and Asia 3. Slavery Topic 3 Colonialism 1. The legacy of colonialism: colonial rule and investments 2. The legacy of colonialism: education 3. The legacy of colonialism: land, labor and inequality Topic 4 Environment
Learning activities and methodology
The module is based on 11 sessions of 2 hours each. Sessions will include both lectures and discussions of the most relevant articles.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.

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