The History of the World Economy
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewInternational trade up to c.1450. The creation of a world economy in the 16thC. The Commercial Revolution and the development of capitalism up to c.1800. The Industrial Revolution and its global impact. Technology and societal transformation. Changes in the nature of industrial production and business enterprise. The economic role of primary producers. World War I, the post-war boom, and the Great Depression. Classical economics and Keynesianism. Soviet and Fascist economic experiments. World War II. Economic development and technology since 1945. International trade and finance. Multi-nationals. Globalization.
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