• 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 UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course analyzes major historical 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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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, course participation and an honours-length essay.

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Workload

Lectures and tutorials as for the pass course together with an additional course of lectures.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or current enrolment in ECON2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H) and ECON2102/2112 Macroeconomics 2 (P or H) Incompatible: ECHI2006 The World Economy Since 1800 (P)

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3288
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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