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ECONOMIC HISTORY

CODE 71957
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8697 ECONOMIA AZIENDALE(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8698 ECONOMIA DELLE AZIENDE MARITTIME, LOGISTICA E TRASP.(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11662 SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E FINANZIARIE (L-33) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 3 sections:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    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.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    In 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.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Knowledge and understanding: students must acquire adequate knowledge and effective understanding of the operation mechanisms of economic systems in a comparative and long-termperspective.
    • 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.
    • Judgment Autonomy: students must be able to use both conceptual and operational skills acquired with autonomy of judgment and skills in different contexts of application.
    • Communication Skills: students must acquire the technical language of the discipline to communicate clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialists.
    • Learning Abilities: students must develop adequate learning skills so they will be able to elaborate autonomously the key issues of the discipline, especially in the working contextswhere they will operate.

    PREREQUISITES

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    TEACHING METHODS

    Face to face lectures.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • 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

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    For English textbooks and teaching material, Erasmus students are invited to contact the lecturer during office hours.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second Semester. See the teaching calendar of the Department.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written examination.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written examination, with multiple choice and open ended questions.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes