This unit covers topics in economic history from the advent of European 'modernity' in the 17th century to the late 20th century. A major focus is identifying the main social, institutional and economic forces that explain the unprecedented development of the world economy over the past 300 years. Topics include the first industrial revolution in Britain, the industrialization of Western Europe and the United States, the 1930s Great Depression and recovery, post-World War II reconstruction and 'golden era' of growth, and East Asia's meteoric growth performance.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1200wd essay (20%), 1x1hr mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)
ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902