Economic History

This course is a survey of world economic history, and it introduces economics students to the subject matter and methodology of economic history. It is designed to expand the range of empirical settings in students' research by drawing upon historical material and long-run data. Topics are chosen to show a wide variety of historical experience and illuminate the process of industrialization. The emphasis will be on questions related to labor markets and economic growth.

The goal of mastering the discipline

To familiarize students with patterns of development of the world economy in different historical periods and mastering by students of knowledge about the distinctive features of the leading countries and emerging countries, long-term trends and tipping points of economic development of Russia in the global context.

The skills you get

  • -to know the theoretical foundations of the functioning of economic systems, the main stages of development of various countries;
  • -be able to highlight the key characteristics of the stages of the historical development of the economy;
  • -To master the skills of analyzing socio-economic processes occurring in different countries in different periods

Topics covered

  • 1. The origin of the world economy
  • 2. World industrialization process
  • 3. Economic development of the countries and global integration and new crises.

When instructed

  • 1st year, 2nd semester

List of references and sourses

Eric Lionel Jones, Growth Recurring: Economic Change in World History (Economics, Cognition, and Society), 2008