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World Economy XIX and XX Th Centuries (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: L5178
Acronym: L5178
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English, Portuguese
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 12.0 h/sem 24.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 37.0 h/sem 113.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Does not apply
Objectives The overall goal of this CU is to provide an introduction to the  contemporary economic history, with particular emphasis on the basic concepts of the discipline.
Program CP1.  Introduction: concepts and schools of thought about international political economy.  
CP2 Economic growth  and development.
 CP2.1. Economic Cycles and growth of trade  in the century XIX and XX century.
CP2.2 Protectionism and free-trade.
 CP2.3.  Industrialization and the technological revolution of transport systems and communications.  The multifunctional firm and to internationalization of capital.  
CP2.4.  The underdeveloped Countries and the New industrialized countries.
CP2.5.  The period after the Second World War and the european prosperity.  

CP3.  The international financial system
CP3.1.  Ascent and fall of the gold standard.  
CP3.2.  The system of Bretton Woods and the paper of the IMF
CP3.3.  The floating exchanges and the paper of the dollar.
CP3.4.  The oil-crisis and its impact in the financial system.  

CP4. International economic development: retrospective

Evaluation Method The individual study, having for base the bibliography of work, will be oriented and supported through  the achievement of 13 theoretical lessons with the duration of 20 hours.  To this component  corresponds a written frequency test which has a weight  of 65%  in the final assessment.
The remaining 35% result from the assessment of work groups.Final assessment is the weighted average obtained from   35% from the work groups and 65%  from the written test.  
Teaching Method Four different strategies shall be used
E1. Though short exercises of revision undertaken in the previous period upon  initiating  each lesson; E2. Through exercises of concrete application of economic concepts;  E3.  Through the explanation of doubts and comments concerning  the recommended  reference-book for the study and accompaniment of the program
E4.  Through the scheduled  written test of frequency and team work.  
Basic Bibliographic Frieden, Jeffry A.,  Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century, W. W. Norton, Nova Iorque,  2006.

Gilpin, Robert, The Political Economy of International Relations, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1987.

Madureira, N.L.  ?International Economic Agreements?, in James Ciment (ed.) Booms and Busts:An Encyclopedia of Economic History , (New York: Sharpe Reference, 2010),Vol.II, 401-404.
Complementar Bibliographic Bairoch, Paul, Mitos e paradoxos da História Económica, Terramar, Lisboa,  (1993) 2001.

Eichngreen, Barry, Globalizing Capital. A history of the International Monetary System, Princeton University Press, Princetn, 1996.

Frieden. Jeffry A. & Lake, David, A., International Political Economy, St. Matin?s Press, Nova Iorque, 1991.

Lelart, Michel, O sistema Monetário Internacional, Terramar, Lisboa, (1991) 1997.

Morgenthau,  Hans e Thompson, Kenneth W e Clinton, David Politics Among Nations, McGraw-Hill , Londres ?Nova Iorque, 2005
Marrison,  Andrew, Free Trade and Its Reception 1815-1960: Freedom and Trade, Routledge Explorations in Economic History , No 8,1998.

Maxfield, Sylvia, Gatekeepers of Growth, , Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1997.

Milward, Alan S. The European rescue of the  Nation State, Routledge and Keegan , Londres, (1992) 1995.

Millward, Robert, Private and Public enterprise in Europe, Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, 2005.

Morgenthau,  Hans e Thompson, Kenneth W e Clinton, David Politics Among Nations, McGraw-Hill , Londres ?Nova Iorque, 2005

Okumura, Hiroshi, Corporate Capitalism in Japan, Palgrave Macmillan, Nova Iorque/ Londres,  2000.

Richards Alan and  Waterbury, John, A Political Economy of the Middle East, Westview Press,Londres, 2nd edition 1996

Rosenberg, Nathan;¸ Birdzell L.E., Jr., How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World, Basic Books, 1987.

Rosenberg, Nathan, Exploring the Black Box : Technology, Economics, and History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994.