Fall 2022 - ECON 450W D100

Seminar in Quantitative Economic History (3)

Class Number: 3760

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 1691, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201 and ECON 305, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Focus will vary from term to term. Writing/Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Description:  This course is a seminar course in economic history. Students will prepare a paper based on a set of topics and a bibliography that will be available in class, or will choose their own topic in consultation with the instructor. Papers will be presented in class and will be discussed by fellow students. The exact dates will be decided depending upon the number of students giving papers. Normally there is no final exam. Attendance, however, is required.

Topics: Papers that have been written in the past have included topic areas such as: Tariff history, Economic Growth, The Gold Standard, Immigration, Emigration, Schooling, Crime and Punishment, Alcohol Prohibition, Gambling, Ancient Rome’s Expansion and Contraction, Brazilian Urban Expansion, Brazilian Slavery, Bananas, Oil, Coffee, Correlates of War, the Role of Women in the Wartime economy and the consequences thereafter, Swedish Growth, British Costal Shipping, Banking and Growth among many others.

Grading

  • In-class presentations and critiques 30%
  • Final paper 70%

NOTES:

Should a student miss any part of another student’s presentation, there will be a final exam worth up to 25% of the final grade.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html