Historical Perspectives on Economic Growth - ECO00018C

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Judith Spicksley
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2016-17

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2016-17 to Summer Term 2016-17

Module aims

Subject content
To understand patterns of economic change and diversity in the modern world, looking in particular at: the 'Great Divergence' between the western and the eastern economies; the processes of and determinants of industrialisation in the western economies; the importance of trade and the role of fixed/floating exchange rates in international regimes; sustainable growth and development; the impact of depression on the western developed economies; alternative ways of managing the economy - fascist regimes in inter-war Europe and the communist regime in Russia.
Skills content
To develop the following key transferrable skills: the ability to undertake group investigation; the ability to work to a deadline; the ability to present information clearly and effectively; the ability to evaluate a range of quantitative and qualitative evidential material; and the ability to analyse, construct and defend an argument.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module students will have a greater understanding of the history board patterns of economic change and diversity in the modern world, including: the Great Divergence; industrialisation in the western economies; the importance of international trade and exchange rates; sustainable growth and development; the impact of depression on the western developed economies; alternative economic models.
In addition you will gain a number of transferrable skills suitable to the workplace through undertaking group investigation; delivering essays and presentations; preparing for examination; assessing data and information; and analysing and developing arguments.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Historical Perspectives on Economic Growth
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Historical Perspectives on Economic Growth
3 hours 100

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

D.C. North, (1976). The Rise of the Western World, Cambridge University Press.
Maddison, (2001). The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective. OECD.
E. Jones, (2003). The European Miracle: Environments, Economies and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia. Cambridge University Press.
A.G. Kenwood & A. Lougheed, (1999). The Growth of the International Economy, 18202000. Routledge.



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