The International Economy of the 20th Century

History 160

Spring 2016
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
M: 145 Dwinelle; W: 100 Lewis
Day & Time: 
MW 400-530
CCN: 
39555
Units: 
4
  • Note new room.
  • The twentieth century witnessed both international integration through market-based exchange as well as numerous experiments, left and right, at economic independence from reigning financial superpowers. National governments, and the international organizations they created, alternatively relied on market mechanisms and on planning to spur economic growth, raising the living standards of millions in some instances but also fueling mass unemployment, famine, environmental degradation and even genocide in other instance. Topics include the Gold Standard, the Great Depression, the economics of the two World Wars, decolonialization, and post-war financial crisis.

    Notes: 

    Please note this class meets in 145 Dwinelle on Mondays and in 100 Lewis on Wednesdays.