The course covers the history of the economy and economic policies adopted in Europe and in the most important non-European contexts, starting from the pre-industrial age up to the end of the twentieth century, with particular attention to international economic relations. The main orientations of economic policy, their distinctive characteristics and the results achieved in the short and long term will be analyzed, in the more general context of the most important economic transformations in European and world history during the last centuries. The aim of the course is to stimulate the reflection of students on the current economic policy guidelines and on international economic relations, through the acquisition of 1. the knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and themes of economic history and economic policies in different spatial and temporal contexts; 2. the ability to reflect on data and information regarding a given economy or economic policy; 3. the ability to communicate their knowledge in a coherent and organic way, using the terminology and the concepts of the discipline
The course aims to provide an analysis of the history of economics economic thoughts, and political economics in the long run, from antiquity to the contemporary age. The aim of the course is to provide students with the historical skills to interpret the genealogy and evolution of current complex phenomena related to economic development and public policy intervention in the economy.
At the end of the course, students will be provided with an understanding of fundamental concepts, interpretative skills, competence in data collection and critique, and terminology specific to the discipline.
Prerequisites for admission
Contemporary History suggested.
Working group and class presentations.
Materials provided by the instructor and LARRY NEAL, RONDO CAMERON, Storia economica del mondo. Dalla preistoria a oggi. Bologna, Il Mulino. (A Concise Economic History of the World, Oxford University Press9.
Assessment methods and Criteria
If possible, written exam on campus. Otherwise, oral exam on Microsoft Teams.