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Code 1110
Course Economic History
Semester First
ECTS Credit Units 7,5
Course taught in English Yes
Available for Exchange Students Yes
Requirements N/A
Regents Maria Eugénia Mata
Course Aim In using historical evidence, the purpose of this course is the understandingof the functioning of the markets in their intrinsic logic and their relationship with the state, at a global scale.
Program content The government role as regulator of economic activities and the growing weight of public expenditure in macroeconomic terms during the second-half of the 19th century; the war economies well portrayed by the two world wars. The emergence of social policies and security systems; nationalizations and denationalizations; concerns regarding intervention for the design of economic growth policies; protectionisms and the Great Depression; the success of growth after the 2nd World War, and the increasingly frequent interventions for short-term anti-cyclical corrections; the difficulties from the last quarter of the 20th century to now.