This revision pack for EH101 The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the present day contains 41 pages and over 22000 words. Laid out for easy studying, each topic is summarised with the key themes, yet filled with enough detail. These notes cover the entire course for weeks 1 to 20.
The course examines the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century. The course is designed to introduce students not only to a wide variety of topics and issues, but also to the wide variety of approaches used by historians. The course includes analyses of the original leading nation, Britain, and its replacement, the United States, we well as the catch-up of areas such as continental Europe, and the failure to catch-up of earlier well-placed areas such as Latin America. The effects of major events – such as wars and debt crises – are investigated, and we also consider the implications of changing global economic institutions, such as the Gold Standard and IMF, as well as the effects of sometimes rapid changes in product and process technology.