ECON 455 Spring 2015 Research in Economic History

Historical approaches to understanding economic development and current economic policy issues are increasingly in vogue. This seminar will focus on how economic historians marshal evidence and utilize the empirical tools of economics to investigate questions of a historical nature that often have direct implications for modern society. Possible topics to be covered include the role of political change in economic development, trade and migration, education and human capital accumulation, technology and innovation policies, and the evolution and workings of domestic and global factor markets. Students will be expected to not only analyze recent scholarship in economic history, but they will also produce and present their own original research over the semester.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: short reading responses and empirical exercises, constructive contributions to class discussion, class presentations, and a 15- to 20-page original research paper (written in stages)
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: ECON 251 and ECON 255 or POEC 253
Enrollment Preference: senior Economics majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 3498
ECON 455 - 01 (S) SEM Research in Economic History Division 2: Social Studies Steven E. Nafziger
M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM Sawyer Mabie Room 3498
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