This course is an introduction to economic history. By the end of this course, students should be able to understand the importance of studying social and economic history from the perspective of economics, and to make use of their own insight as a tool in this investigation of history.
Students will gain experience in analysis based on scientific thinking and perspectives of economic history.
Economic History, Cliometrics
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
To pursue the goals described above, this course will examine the framework needed for economic history study (classes 1-4), provide econometric models frequently used in works of economic history (classes 5-7), and cover a set of recent papers that employ a variety of empirical methods (classes 8-15).
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introductory lecture on course objectives||Understand course objectives.|
|Class 2||Why economic history?||Understand the importance of learning economic history.|
|Class 3||An overview of the economic growth||Understand the relationship between economic growth and economic history.|
|Class 4||Conceptual frameworks for studying economic history||Explain the conceptual framework for study of economic history.|
|Class 5||Methodology 1||Understand simple econometric models.|
|Class 6||Methodology 2||Understand simple econometric models.|
|Class 7||Methodology 3||Understand simple econometric models.|
|Class 8||Institutions||Understand the relationship between institutions and economic growth.|
|Class 9||Geography||Understand the impact of geography on economic growth.|
|Class 10||Demography||Understand the relationship between population dynamics and economic growth.|
|Class 11||Health||Understand the improvements in health status from a historical perspective.|
|Class 12||Family||Understand the function of families in economic history.|
|Class 13||Labor||Understand the function of the labor market in economic history.|
|Class 14||Rights||Understand the relationship between rights and economic history.|
|Class 15||Review||Explain the possibilities and limitations of economic history.|
A reading list covering fundamental studies for each topic will be available in class.
The final grade is determined based on class attendance (50%) and final exam (50%)
This course designed for undergraduate students who are interested in economics, econometrics, and economic history. To take this course, students should be proficient in pre-intermediate- or intermediate-level of econometrics.