History of Economic Growth and Crises (31E40100)

August 12, 2019

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Method of completion: contact teaching

 

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Content:

This course documents and explains the history of economic growth. Topics discussed include technological and financial innovation, political and economic institutions, industrialization, international trade, social mobility and inequality. We discuss how cross-country differences in economic development have been explained by differences in geography, culture, institutions and luck, and review work assessing the empirical relevance of these explanations. We also cover research on financial crises and the industrial revolution.