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

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:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the various mechanisms by which economies develop
  2. apply economic theory and analysis to historical and contemporary episodes of economic growth
  3. critically assess academic articles in economic journals and reports, and those from other disciplines
  4. write well-structured, coherent, and concise essays that synthesise and critically analyse economic ideas
  5. work in teams to analyse and present key findings of academic research and their strengths, limitations and context in the wider fields of relevant inquiry
  6. demonstrate an understanding of and analyse cross-cutting themes and ideas discussed in class

Indicative Assessment

  1. group presentation (30) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  2. group feedback (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. online assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. analytical essay (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. final overall synthesis (20) [LO 1,2,3,6]

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Workload

A minimum of 10 hours per week including lectures, a tutorial, and individual study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Readings, mostly academic journal articles and book chapters, will be provided through Wattle.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

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

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