18 notes - 18:31 8/18/10 ECON2200

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18:31 8/18/10 ECON2200 Check calender for assignments. First one on Sunday 1. Why Study Economic History? “without theory history becomes undisciplined and disorganized” material is  shaped by whim or pure rhetoric. “Without history, theory loses any grounding  in the actual course of human events” William Parker, 1986 Econ is collection of theories. Theory is often presented as a model. History is a vast body of information essential to making public policy  decisions. Indeed, history is the testing grounds for economic theory and  principles taught in economics classes… The Development of Economic History as a field of study A relatively new field of economics 1958: The “birth” of Economic History o A. Conrad and J.Meyer publish “the economics of slavery in the  antebellum south. o
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course FIN 3000 taught by Professor Ackute during the Spring '10 term at Kennesaw.

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18 notes - 18:31 8/18/10 ECON2200

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