20528 - GLOBALIZATION, DIVERGENCE AND INEQUALITY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
- The First Globalization.
- The (possible) roots of the Great Divergence and the early rise of Europe over Asia.
- The Little Divergence within Europe: North vs South.
- The sources of divergence: social-economic institutions, culture, and demography.
- Long-term trends in economic inequality and in inequality “extraction rates”.
- The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence.
- Europe and Asia compared, before and after the Industrial Revolution.
- The short Golden Age of Global Capitalism (1896-1914).
- World War I: the collapse of the established order.
- World War II: the birth of a new international economy.
- Falling behind: the case of Africa.
- The deepening of inequalities across the world.
- The emergence of a new Global Capitalism in the late twentieth century.
- Recent developments in international and global economic inequality.
- Globalization and Inequality – which connection?
Assessment is based on two elements:
- a partial written exam on the first part of the course and another partial written exam on the second part of the course. Note that the mark obtained for the first partial written exam is not valid after the second written partial exam.
- a written exam on the full program for attending students (selected chapters and teaching material on LS)
- a written group project on a topic agreed upon with the instructor.
- an oral exam on both books (all chapters) and teaching material on LS.
- K. POMERANZ, The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2005 (selected chapters only).
- B. MILANOVIC, Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality, Princeton: Princeton University Press 2005 (selected chapters only).
- Additional material provided by the Instructor.