The course intends to provide the fundamental elements required for an understanding of the international economic relationships which developed in the Modern and Contemporary Age. After an outline of the historical conditions and the motives underlying the expansion of Europe, the course investigates forms of organisation of production, trade and circulation of the characteristic goods from the different areas (Europe, America, Asia, Africa ...) in the 15th-20th centuries with particular emphasis on the problem of the structure of interregional and intercontinental trade routes.The course aims to provide a general knowledge of structural and institutional evolution of european economy since the early modern age to the present.
At the end of the course, students must demonstrate that they have understood the structures of Economic history, that they are able to correctly place problems and events, and that they know the most relevant themes of the economic debate
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