|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/12|
|SECTIONING||This unit is divided into 4 sections:|
This course aims at offering an overview of the economic growth and development from the Early Modern Age to the 21st century in a comparative perspective by focusing on the strategic factors responsible for modern growth.
n this course, the long-term economic development is studied. The course traces the main transformations of the international economy starting from the industrial revolution; it focuses on some significant issues, such as population, agriculture, international commerce, manufacturing, and finance.
Knowledge and understanding
Students must acquire adequate knowledge and effective understanding of the operation mechanisms of economic systems in a comparative and long-term perspective.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
Students must learn to apply acquired knowledge and understand problems related to the current economic context as a result of its historical evolution.
Students must be able to use both conceptual and operational skills acquired with autonomy of judgment and skills in different contexts of application.
Students must acquire the technical language of the discipline to communicate clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialists.
Students must develop adequate learning skills so they will be able to elaborate autonomously the key issues of the discipline, especially in the working contexts where they will operate.
Face to face lectures
- Growth and economic development in the long run
- Before the modern industry: preindustrial societies
- The start of modern Industry. England’s 18th century
- Development patterns: the Second Comers.
- From the first globalization to the second World War
- The modern economic development from 1945 to 1979
- The second globalization and its crises
For English textbooks and teaching material, Erasmus students are invited to contact the lecturer during office hours.
Office hours: Please contact the lecturer by e-mail.
ANDREA ZANINI (President)
See the teaching calendar of the Department.
Written examination, with multiple choice and open ended questions