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European economic history since 1945 (6 points)


Leader: Dr Geoff Spenceley

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The development of the major West and East European economies since 1945. Topics include the impact of depression and war; the importance of investment, technological change and trade as sources of growth; the development of trading blocks (EU and CMEA); the retardation problems which developed in both systems in the 1970s; the collapse of the CMEA economies; the economic development of the European Union; the economic performance of European economies in the 1990s.

Assessment: Written (3000-word essay): 30% + Tutorial assessment: 20% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: ECC1000 and one of ECC1100 or ECC2100 or equivalent

Prohibitions: ECC3560, ECC3564

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