Economic history

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SECS-P/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of economic history, both from a methodological point of view and in terms of themes, interpretive categories and language specific to the discipline, between the early-modern and modern ages.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have acquired the ability to examine global economic problems by tracing their early-modern and modern historical roots and employing the fundamental categories of economic theory (no previous economic or mathematical skills are required). They will also be able to place the most representative economic and business events and initiatives in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools(language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, to define concepts of an economic, political, social and institutional nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and assess the main quantitative sources.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. Educational tools will be made available on Ariel by the instructor for attending students.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings indicated in the exam program for non-attending and if desired (after reading the exam program) contact the instructor both by email and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Global Economic History: an Introduction

Module 1: Global Economic History: an Overview
Module 2: The Italian Economy in the Global Age
Module 3: Labour History and Financial History: Case Studies.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission. Having passed the Modern History and Contemporary History exams is recommended, but not mandatory.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
- Textbooks: Robert C. Allen, Storia economica globale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013 e Vera Zamagni, L'economia italiana nell'età della globalizzazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
- Textbooks: Robert C. Allen, Storia economica globale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013 e Vera Zamagni, L'economia italiana nell'età della globalizzazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018.

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Textbook: R. Findlay, K.H. O' Rourke, Potere e ricchezza. Una storia economica del mondo, edizione italiana a cura di G. Conti, M.C. Schisani, Torino, Utet, 2016 (for foreign students: Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2009).

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Textbooks: R. Findlay, K.H. O' Rourke, Potere e ricchezza. Una storia economica del mondo, edizione italiana a cura di G. Conti, M.C. Schisani, Torino, Utet, 2016 (for foreign students: Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2009) e Vera Zamagni, L'economia italiana nell'età della globalizzazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018 (for foreign students: Vera Zamagni, The Italian Economy, Newcastle upon Tyne, Agenda Publishing, 2018).

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.

No information already provided in this program will be provided by e-mail.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: written exam
- Type of examination: written test with multiple choice questions.
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- NB: two elective mid-term evaluations (during, and at the end of the lecture term) will be organised on behalf of the attending students only. They will consist of 120 minutes written test with open questions, both on lectures and textbooks. The final evaluation is the sum of the marks of the two mid-term evaluations.
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: classroom. Since the intermediate tests are dedicated to attending students, information is not provided by e-mail. You cannot register for the intermediate tests via e-mail.

The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)