Finance and Growth from a Historical Perspective

This course focuses on the interception between finance and economic growth by studying some of the most important events in economic history that have taken place over the last few centuries. Starting with the emergence of the modern capital markets and economic growth, the course examines indepth,major developments in financial history, such as the classical gold standard, the originsof central banking, the Great Depression,and the Bretton Woods system. However, this course goes beyond anystandard course onfinancial history and examines how finance has affected economic growth in the long-run,froman international perspective and starts inthe seventeenth century in Europe,up to the 1990s in South-East Asia

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