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ECON6034: Global Economic History

2023 unit information

This unit provides students with an overview of global economic development over the past 1000 years with the objective of helping to understand today's global economy and what the future might hold. The motivating question throughout is: how did we get here and where are we going? This is addressed through an examination of both the global east and the global west. Conventional analysis is tested through the prism of history and long-run data. The unit of study examines global themes and then proceeds to consider geographies, building on the global theme lectures.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Economics

Code ECON6034
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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ECON5001 and ECON5002
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the long sweep of global economic history
  • LO2. Set current global economic issues in historical context and be able to discuss potential future developments in that context
  • LO3. Apply core economic theory principles
  • LO4. Consider both western and non-western perspectives on development
  • LO5. Understand Australian economic history in a global context
  • LO6. Manage, analyse, evaluate and use research materials efficiently and effectively.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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