Introduction to Economic History for Graduate Students


  • Why Have a Class?
  • Why Study Economic History?
  • In What Sense Are There "Invariant" "Laws" of "Economics"?
  • The Agricultural Revolution and Its Consequences
  • Longest-Run Economic Growth
  • Division of Labor and Gift-Exchange
  • The Origins of the State: Reciprocity and Redistribution
  • The Ancient Economy
  • Dark Ages
  • Trade without Law
  • Pre-Industrial Surplus
  • Institutional Evolution
  • Technological Change Before the Industrial Revolution
  • Commercial Revolution
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • Slavery and Serfdom
  • Britain vs. China
  • The Conquests of the Indies
  • Colonial Origins
  • The Industrial Revolution--Why
  • The Industrial Revolution: How
  • The Industrial Revolution: What
  • The Industrial Revolution: Consequences
  • The Spread of Industrialization
  • The Great Divergence: Fortune's Favorites (and Disfavorites)
  • Westward Expansion
  • American Exceptionalism
  • Industrializing Capital
  • Industrializing Labor
  • Globalizing the World
  • Inequality
  • Growth Accounting
  • The U.S. Great Depression
  • The Global Great Depression
  • The Post-WWII Golden Age
  • Combined and Uneven Development
  • The Crisis of the Mixed Economy
  • Modern Western Feminism
  • Cities

For U.C. Berkeley's first-year economics Ph.D. students...


To the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences

The Financial Crisis in Historical Perspective


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