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Seminars /2547

Most of the seminars after the initial one (week 2/3), will be structured as case study sessions. For the case study seminars, a worksheet with a set of discussion questions will be provided for each session on the site, along with guided reading. Preparation BEFORE the seminar is a requirement – you will be expected to bring a completed worksheet and to have read the key articles. Part of your coursework assessment will be drawn from your participation and engagement in the seminars.

The first case study seminar is week 7/8. The lab session in week 4/5 does not require preparation beforehand (but will still produce coursework marks and have a reflective journal entry).

Week 2/3 – Introduction

Week 4/5 – Lab session – Case 1: Maddison project

Week 7/8 – Case 2: Causal factors in the Industrial revolution

Week 9/10 – Case 3: Technological change

Week 16/17 – Case 4: Financial crises

Week 18/19 – Case 5: Inter-war economic thought and policy

Week 20/21 – Lab session – Piketty’s inequality dataset

Week 23/24 – Exam briefing