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The Great Divergence: Historical patterns of modern economic growth

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: EHA126 | Sustainability related

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

This course deals with the recent attempts made to explain the diverging global patterns of economic growth since the mid-eighteenth century – the time of the industrial revolution. By then, GDP per capita levels were rather equally distributed across Europe and East Asia. In the third quarter of the twentieth century, about 1970, the GDP per capita gaps between Western Europe and Asia were abysmal. A growing literature in economic history calls this process “The Great Divergence”.

Since the 1980s, East Asia and South East Asia have begun to close in on West Europe in real GDP per capita terms. The aim of this course is to examine the diverging patterns of economic and demographic developments in historical perspective, with particular focus on Western Europe and East and South East Asia.

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Course Syllabus

EHA126

Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Linda Schöndell
Telefon: 031-786 3622
E-post: svl.es@handels.gu.se

Department

Department of Economy and Society
Box 625
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Viktoriagatan 13


Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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