The Economic History of Europe

The Economic History of Europe

Course dates:
13 August, 2020 to 28 August, 2020
Fee:
EU/EEA citizens 2625 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 1275 EUR
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Topics:
Economics, Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020
University:
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

This comprehensive course offers theoretical and historical insights into the evolution of Europe. We start by tracing the continent’s emergence from being a technological and economic backwater at the end of the first millennium to being able to match the advanced Muslim and Chinese civilizations around 1500. We continue by following the economic advances as Europe forged ahead, becoming the leader of the Industrial Revolution and the source of numerous technological innovations, which were diffused internationally through trade and colonial domination, but with varying impact on the rest of the world. It is shown that Europe was unique in fostering a mentality of rational inquiry into the laws of nature which led to an industrial enlightenment. A special focus will be on the last 200 years of dramatic economic development, when a remarkable increase in income has been accompanied by recurrent crises and increased world inequality but decreasing domestic inequality. This has generated a variety of responses such as the modern macroeconomic stabilization policies, the Welfare State, and attempts to tame the disruptive impact of financial turbulence and unemployment. Although the last 150 years have been a period of remarkable growth, they have also been a period of recurrent crises which require explanation.

Accommodation

Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Airbnb
Danhostel
Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).

Registration

Application form

ECTS accreditation

Bachelor and master level

7,5 ECTS