Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet

EKHE33 The Break with the Old Order, 7,5 credit points (ETCS)

The course deals with the economic history of the early modern Europe (1450-1800). This was a period of considerable economic and demographic growth, along with institutional development of property rights, trade, and financial systems. After a considerable expansion during the 16th century stagnation and even decline followed. Why could growth not be sustained in the long run? This was not, however, a matter of a "lost" era because in this period of stagnation crucial preconditions for industrialisation were created. The last two centuries of European economic development will be discussed in the course EKHE30 European Integration