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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

27305 - Economic History and World Economy

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Academic Year:
27305 - Economic History and World Economy
Faculty / School:
109 - Facultad de Economía y Empresa
228 - Facultad de Empresa y Gestión Pública
301 - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
448 - Degree in Business Administration and Management
454 - Degree in Business Administration and Management
458 - Degree in Business Administration and Management
Second semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

The methodology followed in this course is oriented towards achievement of the learning objectives. It is based on  learning theoretical contents, readings and active participation in class.. A wide range of teaching and learning tasks are implemented, such as lectures, practical activities, readings, autonomous work and tutorials.

Further information regarding the course will be provided on the first day of class.

5.2. Learning tasks

The course includes 6 ECTS organized according to:

- Lectures : 30 hours (two hours every week)

The professor presents theoretical contents in class.

- Practice sessions : 30 hours (two hours every week)

Students read and prepare readings and quantitative information (graphics, tables, model results..)

In addition the oral participation is valued.  

Students and professor resolve the issues and questions suggested.

- Autonomous work and Assesment: 75 hours.

Autonomous work: autonomous study and preparation of practice sessions.

- Tutorials : 15 hours.

Professors´ office hours can be used to solved doubts and to follow-up student´s work.

- Total: 150 hours (6ETCS)

5.3. Syllabus

The course will address the following topics:

1.     Economic development in the long run

 Growth and development. Modern economic growth: characteristics and causes. The two waves of globalization. Income disparities. Economic growth and the environment.

2.     Institutional change.

Institutional change and market economies. The evolution of enterprises and the managerial business system. The evolution of the labor market.  Emergence and evolution of the modern financial system. The growth of public intervention.

3.     The origins of modern economic growth.

The British industrial revolution. The spread of industrialization. The growth of the Settler Economies.  The economic backwardness in the non-Western World.

4.     Models of economic growth in the twentieth century.

 The 1930s’ economic crisis. The golden age of capitalism. The Soviet economy and the European planned economies. Economic growth of the developing countries. The 1970s’ oil crisis.

5.     The bases of present day global economy

The second wave of globalization. Emerging Markets.

 European Integration. The Great Recession.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

For further details concerning the timetable, classroom and exam dates regarding this course please consult the different centres website.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

BB [ADE-i] - A history of the global economy : from 1500 to the present / edited by Joerg Baten . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, cop. 2016
BB [ADE-i] - Allen, Robert Clyde. Global economic history : a very short introduction / Robert C. Allen . Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
BB [ADE-i] - Cameron, Rondo E.. A concise economic history of the world : from Paleolithic times to the present / Rondo Cameron, Larry Neal . 4th. ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
BB [ADE-i] - Frieden, Jeffry A.. Global capitalism : its fall and rise in the twentieth century / Jeffry A. Frieden . New York : Norton, 2007
BB [ADE-i] - Persson, Karl Gunnar. An economic history of Europe : knowledge, institutions and growth, 600 to the present / Karl Gunnar Persson . 1st publ. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
BB [ADE-i] - Rodrik, Dani. The globalization paradox : democracy and the future of the world economy / Dani Rodrik . New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, cop. 2011
BB Clark, Gregory. Adiós a la sopa de pan, hola al sushi : breve historia económica mundial / Gregory Clark ; traducción de Maria Josep Cuenca Ordinyana . [Valencia] : Universitat de València, D.L. 2014
BB Comín Comín, Francisco. Historia económica mundial : de los orígenes a la actualidad / Francisco Comín Comín Madrid : Alianza, D.L. 2011
BB Feliu i Monfort, Gaspar : Introducción a la historia económica mundial / Gaspar Feliu, Carles Sudrià  . - 2ª ed., revisada y actualizada Valencia : Universitat de Valencia, D.L. 2013
BB Historia económica mundial : siglos X-XX / Francisco Comín, Mauro Hernández y Enrique Llopis (eds.) . - 1ª ed. en nueva presentación Barcelona : Crítica, 2010
BB Jones, Charles I.. Introduction to economic growth / Charles I. Jones . - 2nd ed. New York [etc.] : W.W. Norton, cop. 2002
BB Lecciones sobre economía mundial : introducción al desarrollo y a las relaciones económicas internacionales / José Antonio Alonso (director) ; autores, José Antonio Alonso ... [et al.] . - 8ª ed. Madrid : Civitas, 2017
BB Los tiempos cambian: historia de la economía / Concepción Betrán Pérez ... [] ; Jordi Palafox, ed. . Valencia : Tirant Humanidades, 2014
BB Valdaliso Gago, Jesús María. Historia económica de la empresa / Jesús María Valdaliso, Santiago López García . 3a. ed. Barcelona : Crítica, 2009
BB Weil, David N.. Economic growth / David N. Weil . - 2nd ed. Boston, [etc] : Pearson Education, cop. 2009
BC [ADE-i] - The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Vol. 1, 1700-1870 / edited by Stephen Broadberry and Kevin O’Rourke . 1st publ. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
BC [ADE-i] - The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Vol. 2, 1870 to the present / edited by Stephen Broadberry and Kevin O’Rourke . 1st publ. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010