Have We Learnt Anything from History?

Ref: C2228430

This course takes a tour through Economic History and looks at some of the the major economic events of the last century and the ways in which economists have explained and interpreted them. What is the economic theory behind the Russian Revolution and why did economic planning fail against the capitalist economies of the west? What caused the great depression and what impact did it have on the economy, people and future economic policy? What economic changes were needed to meet the requirements of the second world war and how did the aftermath of war affect the global economy? What is globalisation and how has it affected our own economy? Which economists have been the most significant over the last century and how well have their theories endured?

Course aim

This course focuses on Economic History and looks at the major economic events of the last century along with the ways in which economists have explained and interpreted them.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Assess the way in which economic theory has evolved over the last century.
  • Recognise how the work of specific economists has influenced government policy.
  • Determine the causes of a number of major economic events over the last century.
  • Analyse the relevance of economic history in current economic policy-making.
  • Evaluate the relevance of economic theory in the formulation of economic policy.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- Nothing else is needed - All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Have We Learnt Anything from History?

Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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