• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economic History
  • Areas of interest Economic History
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course analyzes historical major economic, political, and social changes in the world economy. These include factors contributing to increases in economics performance, changes in the form of government, technological change (including industrialization), and episodes of integration and disintegration of the global economy. Emphasis is on institutional changes in how societies organize economic and political activities as well as on variation in development among geographic regions.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the course requirements will be able to

  • understand the various mechanisms by which economies develop;
  • apply economic theory and analysis to historical and contemporary episodes of economic growth;
  • read original articles in economic history journals;
  • and write well-structured, coherent, and concise essays that synthesize economic ideas as presented in discussion, readings, and research materials. 

Furthermore, students are advised that this is a reading- and writing-intensive course, with assessment based primarily on essays during the term and in examinations.

Other Information

 See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Examination, essays and course participation.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

A weekly two-hour lecture and one-hour lecture-cum-discussion session (aka, tutorial), both given by the lecturer.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or currently enrolled in ECON2101 or ECON2111 and ECON2102 or ECON2112. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed ECHI2016 or ECHI2006.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions