Fall2011White343_01

Fall2011White343_01 - European Economic History Economics...

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European Economic History Economics 343:01 Fall 2011 Tuesdays/Fridays 9:50-11:10 Hardenberg A7 Professor Eugene N. White Department of Economics New Jersey Hall Room 432 Rutgers University 732-932-7363 white@economics.rutgers.edu http://econweb.rutgers.edu/ewhite/ Office hours: Mondays 11-12 and Fridays 2-3 or by appointment Prerequisites Econ 320 (Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis), Econ 321 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis) and Econ 322(Econometrics). This is an upper level elective course where you are expected to apply the knowledge and expertise that you have gained in the prerequisites Course Objective This course examines long term economic growth and its determinants in Western Europe. After surveying the trends in growth, the course focuses on the agricultural and industrial revolutions, the growth and financing of government, the evolution of financial systems, the crises of the twentieth century, and the prospects for the European Union in the wake of the current crisis. The course objective is to provide students with an overview of Europe’s economic evolution and an analytical framework to understand its future development. Attendance Policy and Academic Integrity You are expected to attend every class. Attendance is highly correlated with performance on tests. Please do not arrive late to class. If you need to leave early, you must inform me and sit near the door. At the beginning of each class, we will discuss the assigned reading. You are expected to have read the material and to participate. If you miss a class, please report it to the university website: https://sims.rutgers.edu/ssra/ to indicate the date and reason for your absence. An email is automatically sent to me. As always at Rutgers, you are expect to follow the University’s precepts of
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