Generating the Wealth of Nations

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The course will cover the development of the world economy by concentrating on the following main episodes and events:
  • Introduction to the history of economic development
  • The Malthusian Era 
  • The Industrial revolution
  • The first era of globalisation and the rise of the United States
  • The Great Depression
  • The Golden Age
  • Japan and High Performing Asian Economies
  • China and former Soviet Union
  • The history of economic development in Africa
  • The history of economic development in Latin America




  • Jeffrey Borland - Department of Economics


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