ECON 255 Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth
Content: Emergence of modern economic growth in Europe. The roots of the Industrial Revolution over the very long term, 1000 to 1750, through the application of basic economic theory. Causes and consequences of very long-term economic growth. Specific attention paid to technology, institutions, geography, and culture as sources of economic growth. While the geographic focus is European, important cross-sectional work, especially with regard to China, is undertaken.
Prerequisites: ECON 100.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.