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EC4402 Economic History

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Thu.

An understanding of economic history lends clarity to many questions in economics. Among these are: The extent and impact of globalization; the determinants of the wealth of nations; the occurrence and impact of financial crisis; and the importance of economic institutions. Each of these putatively modern questions have long historical antecedents. We will treat these questions with a modern rigour, studying work that uses theoretical and econometric analysis.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Economics degrees, Financial Economics, BA (Int Hons) Economics

UG Anti-requisite(s):EC4602

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 25
  • Guided independent study: 175

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 75%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 25%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr A Trew
Module teaching staff:Dr A Trew