20702497 - ECONOMIC HISTORY

The course of Economic History is part of the program in Philosophy (BA level) and it is included among the complementary training activities. Providing the essential methodological tools to understand the economic history, the course outlines the formation and the development of the main capitalistic economies both in Europe and out of Europe between 19th and 20th centuries. Students are expected to analyse, understand, interpret and critically evaluate the themes analysed giving them the essential tools to overall comprehend the main economic history times since the mid-17th century.
At the end of the course students are expected to acquire the following skills:
- Capability to overall interpret economic and social macro-phenomenons of the main themes analysed.
- Capability of historical ‘sense of direction’ concerning the main economic history themes particularly in relation to the capitalistic system.
- Basic language and argumentation capabilities regarding the main themes analysed.

CONTE GIAMPAOLO

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Programme

The course outlines the formation and the development of the main capitalistic economies both in Europe and out of Europe between 19th and 20th centuries.

I. The first and second industrial revolution
- The preconditions for capitalist development in modern Eastern Atlantic, Centuries 17-18th.
- Expanded commercial agricultural revolution and industrial revolution in Britain in the eighteenth century.
- The process of capitalist concentration in the nineteenth century and the second industrial revolution.
II. Economic development in the 20th century
- Industry, trade networks, financial markets on the eve of the First World War.
- The economic cycles in the post-war period
- The crisis of 1929 and national policies in the '30s.

Core Documentation

Attending students:

G. Feliu, C. Sudrià, Introduzione alla storia economica mondiale, Padova, CADEM, 2013, capp. 1 – 11.
G. Conte, Il credito di una nazione. Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2021.

plus a further book:

F. Braudel, Espansione europea e capitalismo. 1450-1650, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.
L. Conte, V. Torreggiani, Istituzioni, capitali e moneta. Storia dei sistemi finanziari contemporanei, Milano, Mondadori, 2017, Introduzione + capp. 1-3.

Non-attending students (add to above-mentioned books):

M. Fornasari, La banca, la borsa, lo Stato. Una storia della finanza (secc. XIII-XXI), Torino, Giappichelli, 2017, pp. 1-154.

Reference Bibliography

Attending students: G. Feliu, C. Sudrià, Introduzione alla storia economica mondiale, Padova, CADEM, 2013, capp. 1 – 11. G. Conte, Il credito di una nazione. Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2021. plus a further book: F. Braudel, Espansione europea e capitalismo. 1450-1650, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015. L. Conte, V. Torreggiani, Istituzioni, capitali e moneta. Storia dei sistemi finanziari contemporanei, Milano, Mondadori, 2017, Introduzione + capp. 1-3. Non-attending students (add to above-mentioned books): M. Fornasari, La banca, la borsa, lo Stato. Una storia della finanza (secc. XIII-XXI), Torino, Giappichelli, 2017, pp. 1-154.

Type of delivery of the course

traditional lectures

Attendance

traditional lectures

Type of evaluation

Written and oral text. Written text lasts 90 minutes and evaluates students general knowledges. Non-attending students can only make the oral exam.