ECON-1501 General Economic History

The course dwells on the emergence of the capitalist system in Europe and its expansion towards the rest of the world, and analyzes different constructions addressed as to explain the upcoming of the capitalist system and the reasons of its worldwide dominance, bearing in mind not only economic variables, but also social, cultural and technological ones. The period studied goes from the emergence of a feudal system in Europe to the United States as world power.