Econ 210b Spring 2000

Notional Lecture Notes

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Week 1--January 28: Before the Industrial Revolution: Daily Life and World Commerce. Lecture Notes.

Fernand Braudel (1981), The Structures of Everyday Life, title page, 31-265.
Fernand Braudel (1981), The Perspective of the World, title page, 386-535.

Optional: Kevin H. O'Rourke, Jeffrey G. Williamson (1999), "The Heckscher-Ohlin Model, 1400-2000."

Fernand Braudel

Week 2--February 4: European Exceptionalism?

David Landes (1998), The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, title page, 3-59, 168-212.
Jack Goody (1996), The East in the West, title page, 1-112.
Alfred Crosby (1997), The Measure of Reality, title page, 3-126.

Optional: Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Andrei Shleifer, Robert Vishny (1998), "The Quality of Goverment."

Week 3--February 11: The Nature of Modern Economic Growth

Richard Easterlin (1996), Growth Triumphant, title page, 15-112; 131-144.
William Baumol, Sue Anne Batey Blackmun, and Edward Wolff (1989), Productivity and American Leadership, title page, 1-64.
Massimo Livi-Bacci (1997), A Concise History of World Population, title page, 112-158.

Optional: Charles Hulten (2000), "Total Factor Productivity: A Short Biography."

Week 4--February 18: Modern Technology

David Hounshell (1984), From the American System to Mass Production, title page, 1-124, 189-262.
David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg (1998), Paths of Innovation, title page, 1-102, 123-179.

Optional: Daniel Raff and Manuel Trajtenberg (1995), "Quality-Adjusted Prices for the American Automobile Industry: 1906-1940."

Week 5--February 25: The Industrial Revolution

Sidney Pollard (1981), Peaceful Conquest, title page, 3-216.

Optional: Peter Temin (1996), "Two Views of the British Industrial Revolution."

Week 6--March 3: The First World Economy: Trade and Migration

Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson (1999), Globalization and History, title page, 1-166, 269-294.

Optional: Alan Taylor (1996), "Sources of Convergence in the Late Nineteenth Century."

Week 7--March 10: The First World Economy: Finance

Barry Eichengreen and Marc Flandreau (1997), The Gold Standard in Theory and History, title page, 1-43, 99-227.

Optional: Michael D. Bordo, Barry Eichengreen, Jongwoo Kim (1998), "Was There Really an Earlier Period of International Financial Integration Comparable to Today?"

Week 8--March 17: Financial Crises

John Kenneth Galbraith (1954), The Great Crash, title page, 6-70, 93-172.
Charles Kindleberger (1986), The World in Depression, title page, 95-167.
Aurel Schubert (1991), The Credit-Anstalt Crisis, title page, 1-64, 98-167.
O.M.W. Sprague??

Morris Goldstein (1998), The East Asian Financial Crisis

Week 9--March 24: Latin American Development

Charles Kindleberger (1986), The World in Depression, title page, 168-305.
Gary Gerstle and Steve Fraser (1989), The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, title page, 3-30, 55-120.
Michael Bordo, Claudia Goldin, and Eugene White (1998), The Defining Moment, title page, 1-21, 125-171, 325-351.


Week 10--April 7: Wars and Their Consequences

Mark Harrison (1998), The Economics of World War II, title page, 1-40, 81-174, 268-300.
John Maynard Keynes (1920), The Economic Consequences of the Peace


Week 11--April 14: The Post-World War II Order

Michael Hogan (1987), The Marshall Plan, title page, 1-187, 427-444.
Karl Polanyi (1944), The Great Transformation, title page, 163-258b.
Peter Hall (1989), The Political Power of Economic Ideas, title page, 3-105.


Week 12--April 21: Eastern Europe



Week 13--April 28: Different Paths to the Present

Peter Hall (1986), Governing the Economy, title page, 3-20, 137-283.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Enzo Faletto (1979), Dependency and Development in Latin America, title page, 74-171.
Chalmers Johnson (1982), MITI and the Japanese Miracle, title page, 3-34, 18-274, 305-324.


Week 14--May 5: The Coming of the Age of Central Bankers

Christina Romer and David Romer (1997), Reducing Inflation, title page, 13-68, 167-192, 247-279, 307-332.
Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten (1992), Changing Fortunes, title page, 59-135, 163-227.