ECON 494 - Topics in Economic History
Section: 001 Global Economic History
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better); or Graduate Standing.
Other Course Info:
History concentrators without ECON 401 will need permission to enroll.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

One of the most concerning aspects of the modern era is the staggering gap between rich and poor. Why and how did some countries embark on a path of economic prosperity while others fell behind? This course explores the historical roots of global economic inequality. Scholars across the social sciences have produced conflicting explanations about the ultimate causes of economic development and stagnation. In this writing-intensive course, students will learn about the long-term development paths of different world regions, and they will analyze the major theories and evidence put forward to account for the making of global economic inequality.

ECON 494 - Topics in Economic History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
31333
Open
40
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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