Economic History - presentation

Department of Economic History
Courses 2014/15
Economic History
• Analysing long-term economic, social and
political change
• Focus on the processes of change, rather than
historical events
• Using an understanding of history to explain the
Department of Economic History
• One out of six departments at the School of
Economics and Management
• Research focus
• Strong relationship between research and
• Development economics
• Economic growth and structural change
• Agrarian history
• Demography
• Education and the labour market
Labour market
• Public sector
Official reports
Administration (government, NGOs, etc.)
• Private sector
▫ Journalism and other investigative work
▫ Investigator
Courses in English – autumn
• EKHE40 Economic Development in Asia 15 cp
• EKHE42 Emerging Asia 7,5 cp
• EKHE43 Rising Giants 7,5 cp
• EKHB21 Gr., Stag., and Ineq. In Africa 7,5 cp
• SASE10 Swedish Economic Dev. 7,5 cp
• SASE13 Population Aging and the Welfare State, 7,5 credit
Courses in Swedish - autumn
• EKHA20 Grundkurs, 30,0 hp
• EKHA22 Världens ekonomiska historia 15 hp
• EKHA50 Arbetsmarknad och arbetsliv 15 hp
• EKHA51 Den svenska modellen 7,5 hp
• EKHA52 Dagsaktuella arbetsmarknadsfr. 7,5 hp
• EKHA60 Tillväxt och miljö 15 hp
• EKHA61 Miljöhistoria 7,5 hp
• EKHA62 Hållbar utveckling 7,5 hp
Courses in English - spring
• EKHE30 Europe in the World Ec. 15 cp
• EKHE33 The Break with the Old Order 7,5 cp
• EKHE32 European Integration 7,5 cp
• EKHD02 The global Economy 15 cp
• SASE10 Swedish Economic Development 7,5 cp
• SASE11 Ec. Ch., Labour M. and the Population 7,5 cp
Courses in English - spring
• EKHE51 Business and Financial Systems - a Dynamic
Perspective, 15 credit points
• EKHE52 Business and Society - a Dynamic Perspective,
7,5 credit points
• EKHE53 Financial Systems: Development and Crises,
7,5 credit points
• SASE12 Family and Work: Scandinavia in International
Perspective, 7,5 credit points
Courses in Swedish - spring
• EKHA20 Grundkurs, 30,0 hp
• EKHA22 Världens ekonomiska historia 15 hp
• EKHA40Underutveckling i den globala ek. 15 hp
• EKHA41 U-länderna och den globala obalansen 7,5 hp
• EKHA42 Från kolonialism till globalisering 7,5 hp
• EKHA33 Arbete och välfärd, 7,5 hp
• Economic History
• Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial
• Economic Demography
• (Master in Economic Development and Growth)
• International Economics with a Focus on China
Where to turn?
Håkan Lobell
Student Advisor
Tina Helgesson
Department Secretary
EKHD02 The Global Economy
• The Development of the World Economy since
about 1750
– 15 credit points
– Part Time
– Distance Course, Internet Based
– Spring Semester 2015
EKHD02 The Global Economy
Development of the World Economy from about the
mid-18th Century until present
Monetary and Financial History
Income distribution
EKHE40 Economic Development
in Asia
Montserrat Lopez Jerez
Tobias Axelsson
• Two 7,5 credit modules
• EKHE42 Emerging Asia - Economic
Transformation in East and South East Asia
• EKHE43 Economic History: The Rising Giants China and India entering the global scene
20 lectures
5 seminars
Progressive evaluation
EKHE42 Emerging Asia - Economic
Transformation in East and South East Asia
• Explores and explains the rapid
industrialization and socio-economic
modernisation in Pacific Asia
▫ Historical processes
▫ Different approaches to explain the East Asian
• How?
• Three tiers:
▫ Japan
▫ New Industrialized Countries
▫ ASEAN countries
• What can we learn from this?
EKHE43 Economic History: The Rising Giants - China and
India entering the global scene
• An understanding of the long-term development,
institutional change and equity as conditions for modern
economic growth
• An understanding of the economic transformation of
China and India, taking into account major
characteristics of the high-performing Asian economies
• An understanding and knowledge the social outcomes of
modernisation in China and India. How do they differ
and why?
EKHB21 Growth, inequality and
stagnation in Africa
The course will give you
• An understanding of long-term development
from pre-colonial Africa to present
• An understanding of the divergent development
paths and their outcome on inequality, growth
and poverty in Africa
• Deep insights of the research frontier in African
economic history
• Tutorial (10 seminars)
• Thematic (changes from year to year)
• Ex:
Myths and realities in Africa’s long-term economic development
The legacy of colonialism: Growth, inequality and poverty
The post-colonial growth miracle?
Africa, the West and the Rest
Between crisis and opportunity: Africa’s past, present and future
EKHK17 Bachelor in economic
The course will give you
• Basic knowledge of methodological debates on
long-term social and economic change
• Insights in macro-theories of long-term change
• Insights in micro-theories of long-term change
• Deep insights in methods in economic history
• Two parts
• Part one: Classic questions in economic history
(4 lectures/seminars)
• Part two
• Track one – field study/internship
• Track two – quantitative methods in economic history
• Track three – economic theory and economic history