Economic History

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2013, 2014

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance


This course examines how production and trade have been central to the economic and social organisation of humanity. We study the causes and consequences of the Three Great Transformations: language, agriculture, and the commercial and industrial revolutions that began in the 16th century. What can we learn from the economic rise of England? What can our economic history teach us about our economic future?


(1) ECON104; and (2) ECON105; and (3) ECON202 or ECON206 or ECON207