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

This course analyzes historical major economic, political, and social changes in the world economy. These include factors contributing to increases in economic 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 and 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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Group Presentation (30) [LO 2,3,5]
  2. Group feedback (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Online assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3]

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A minimum of 10 hours per week including 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of tutorial and 7 hours of individual study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON2101 and ECON2102 or ECON2016. You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed ECHI2006, ECHI2016, or ECHI3019.

Prescribed Texts

See class summary.


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

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6.00 0.12500
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