HISTORY 622 - Topics in World Economic History I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 401, Intermediate economic theory/statistics.
May be repeated for credit.
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This course will cover the evolution of economic institutions and the role of these institutions in the economic growth of Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States. Topics include: The divergence of Asian and European growth rates between 1500 and 1800. The creation of modern fiscal and monetary institutions. The role of stock markets, banking systems and exchange rate regimes in historical economic development. Particular attention will be paid to the Great Depression and historical banking panics, stock market crashes and exchange rate devaluations. The course will explore the historical costs and benefits of the different monetary and fiscal institutions adopted by Europe, Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, The United States, and Canada.

HISTORY 622 - Topics in World Economic History I
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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