EIS609 Economic History
The objective of the course is to present in a comprehensive form the basic developments of economic history in the 18th-20th century. The course covers central issues that concern the global, European and Greek economic history from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Among the issues to be discussed are the process of industrialization, business development and transition to service economy, technology changes, the digital revolution, the impact of SMEs and the development of financialisation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the evolution of production models, behavior, the cultural environment and economic systems in macroeconomics and microeconomics, with emphasis on the development of competition, international trade, regional trade and currency partnerships such as the European Union, the development of major global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund with the Bretton Woods Agreement, the World Bank, the International Trade Organization and other institutions as well as financial crises such as those of 1930s and the Great Recession of 2008. The course will discuss related developments in the history of economic theories to analyze the economic history and the social, institutional and political changes that have occurred at the same time both the international environment and in Greece.