Syllabus for Economic History

Ekonomisk historia

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2EH418
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Economic History A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2015-03-13
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 28, 2015
  • Entry requirements: Accepted to the Master Programme in Social Analysis of Economy and Organisation.
  • Responsible department: Department of Economic History

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given in the Master Programme in the Social Analysis of Economy and Organisation. The course is given in English.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • describe and discuss fundamental features of general and Swedish economic history during 19th and the 20th centuries.
  • independently and critically analyse some of the classic works within this field.
  • place the field of economic history in relation to other social scientific disciplines by independently identifying and formulating central issues of economic-historical research.

Content

This course covers central themes and issues in general and Swedish economic history from the time of the Industrial Revolution and onwards. The themes studied are the industrialisation process, the renewal of industrial enterprise and the labour market and the importance of institutions. Apart from purely economic aspects of the social change, social and cultural aspects are dealt with as well. The starting point for the course consists of scholarly works that have strongly influenced the development of the subject and thereby become classics within economic history.

Instruction

Instruction is in the form of lectures and seminars.

Assessment

The course is examined through written assignments, oral presentations and active participation in seminars.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 28, 2015

  • Allen, Robert C. The British industrial revolution in global perspective

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Backhouse, Roger E. The Penguin history of economics

    London: Penguin, 2002

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Streeck, Wolfgang; Thelen, Kathleen Ann. Beyond continuity : institutional change in advanced political economies

    New York: Oxford University Press, 2005

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Braudel, Fernand Civilization and capitalism : 15th-18th century. Vol. 3 The perspective of the world

    Berkeley, Ca.: University of California Pr., 1992

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Broadberry, Stephen.; O'Rourke, Kevin H. The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, 1 : 1700-1870.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Fukuyama, Francis Political order and political decay : from the industrial revolution to the globalization of democracy

    First edition: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Furubotn, E.; Pejovich, S. Property Rights and Economic Theory: A Survey of Recent Literature

    Part of:

    Journal of economic literature.

    vol. 10 (1972) s. 1137-1162

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Magnusson, Lars Mercantilism : the shaping of an economic language

    London: Routledge, 1994

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Mirowski, P. Physics and the "Marginalist Revolution"

    Part of:

    Cambridge journal of economics

    vol. 8 (1984) s. 361-379

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Mokyr, Joel Long-Term Economic Growth And The History Of Technology

    Part of:

    Durlauf, Steven N.; Aghion, Philippe Handbook of Economic Growth

    Burlington: Elsevier, 2005

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • North, Douglass C. Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Schumpeter, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Elizabeth Boody History of economic analysis

    London: Routledge, 1994

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Söderberg, Gabriel Introductory Essay: Market Architecture and Market Technocrats

    Part of:

    Söderberg, Gabriel Constructing invisible hands : market technocrats in Sweden 1880–2000

    Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2013

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Neal, Larry; Williamson, Jeffrey G. The Cambridge history of capitalism. : Vol. 2 The spread of capitalism : from 1848 to the present

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Thelen, Kathleen Ann Varieties of liberalization and the new politics of social solidarity

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Morgan, Glenn The Oxford handbook of comparative institutional analysis

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Magnusson, Lars; Ottosson, Jan The state, regulation, and the economy : an historical perspective

    Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, cop. 2001

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Veblen, T. Why is economics not an evolutionary science?

    Part of:

    Harvard University. Department of Economics, The quarterly journal of economics.

    vol. 12 (1898) s. 373-394

    Find in the library

    Mandatory