Economic History

A.Y. 2017/2018
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SECS-P/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso intende fornire un'analisi della storia economica mondiale dal superamento dei vincoli d'antico regime all'età contemporanea. L'impianto è prettamente interpretativo ed è finalizzato a fornire agli studenti le competenze storiche per leggere l'articolazione degli attuali fenomeni complessi e la genealogia degli incipienti scenari geo-economici.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
The nature and extent of 'smithian' economic growth in pre-industrial era:
· The generative process of the social and economic framework; the dynamics of pre-industrial cities and municipalities; the dialectics between popular belief, subjective mind-set and 'high' culture.
· The role of trade guilds and their function in a new perspective, opposite to the traditional view that reckoned them backward organizations.
· The ability of intermediaries to reduce uncertainties of informal credit market.
· The role of institutions in the economic growth; the dialectics between certification of rights, legal contracts and trust and their function in fostering economic growth, specifically technological innovations.
Regional determinants and patterns of the modern economic evolution from XVIII to XX cc:
· The prototypical example of Modern Economic Growth and relative decline: England (XVIII-XX).
· Genealogies of 'heretical' economic evolution (Italy, Scandinavian countries, Asian Tigers, ).
· Convergence and inequality.
· Globalization and its challenge to Western World.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
The world economy from the onset of modern industrial era to the rise of globalization.
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours