COMMODITY MARKET INTEGRATION (pagg. 65 76)
WORLD TRADE (1815 1914)
Transport costs: canals have been important for commodity market integration, but steamships
were the most important XIX century innovation in shipping technology.
Until 1860 steamers main
CHAPTER 6 THE GREAT DEPARTURE
Introduction to the XX century:
- Nation-states are the successful organizations, some have industrialized and colonized most of
Africa and much of Asia; moreover some theories like Social Darwinism and Nationalism have
THE FACTS TO BE EXPLAINED Chapter 1
The 7 billion people who inhabit the earth exist under a vast range of economic
Developing countries do not have enough food to eat, do not have access to safe
drinking water, have no access to sanitation
CRISES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY FROM TULIPS TO TODAY (pagg. 111 128)
Financial historians have become increasingly aware of the similarities between the decade of the
1990s and 1890s about the financial crises that happened, the role of US capit
A FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYSIS Chapter 2
Explaining why some countries are rich and some are poor will require us to weigh the
importance of many different factors.
Imagine that you want to discover why is the Monarchy of Sylvania so much poorer
than its neighb
GLOBALIZATION AND CONVERGENCE (pagg. 77 90)
The assignment is to analyze and understand how forces pushing for increased global economic
integration have helped or opposed the process by which economies are supposed to converge in
CHAPTER 5 The Gap
Early XIX century the share of global GDP produced by Europe rises rapidly and by 1900 there is a
reverse situation relative to 1700s one: EU 60% and USA 20% whereas the other countries
(especially China and India what remains).
CHAPTER 1 The material world and the trading world (circa 1400)
CHAPTER 2 The world before the explorations
The world is made of social, economic, political and cultural structures.
Analysis of the structures in which 1400s people lived in.
2 major stru
CHAPTER 4 The Industrial Revolution (1750 1850)
Industrial Revolution in UK is the result of a conjuncture. It allowed to escape the constraints
imposed by the biological old regime to both agriculture and industry.
How did it start? XVII century Indian t
MONETARY AND FINANCIAL REFORM IN TWO ERAS OF GLOBALIZATION (pagg. 129 142)
We want to analyze the history of successes and failures in international monetary and financial
reform in two eras of globalization (late XIX, late XX century and per
CHAPTER 3 Empires, States and the New World (1500-1775)
In this period many of the ways in which the world was organized began to change.
1) Most parts of the world became in contact in ways never happened before
2) Continued growth and vital