Economic history of the western world 7.5 credits

Västvärldens moderna ekonomiska historia
First cycle, H0014N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Jun 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
Students shall after this course be able to identify and explain the factors that create long-term economic growth or stagnation; as well as explain how economic crises have occurred and developed throughout history.

The course is focused on the function and development of the market economy, capitalism and the global market from the early 1800’s to current time. The main focus of the course is western civilization, i.e. Europe and North America.

Lectures and individual exam.

Written and oral presentation and individual written exam.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration,not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Per-Olof Grönberg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2016 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Schön, Lennart (2010) Vår världs ekonomiska historia del 2. Den industriella tiden, Stockholm: SNS förlag.
Söderberg, Johan (2007), Vår världs ekonomiska historia, Stockholm: SNS Förlag.
Hedenborg, Susanna & Morell, Mats (red). (2006), Sverige – en social och ekonomisk historia, Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Articles can be added.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written examU G VG *5.00MandatoryS15
0003Written and oral presentationU G VG *2.50MandatoryS15

Study guidance
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