The course intends to provide the fundamental elements required for an understanding of the international economic relationships which developed in the Modern and Contemporary Age. After an outline of the historical conditions and the motives underlying the expansion of Europe, the course investigates forms of organisation of production, trade and circulation of the characteristic goods from the different areas (Europe, America ...) in the 15th-20th centuries with particular emphasis on the problem of the structure of interregional and intercontinental trade routes.
The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge in the field of Commerce History in order to acquaint historical events of the current market economy model and the comparisons among them.
European Expansion: Historical Conditions and Economic Reasons.
Production and Trade from 15th to 18th Centuries: Goods, Traffic Routes, Financial and Commercial Organization.
Business tool used by business people in preindustrial age.
The features of commerce in the nineteenth century.
Intermational trades and European domination (1875-1914).
The international trade at the end of liberal capitalism.
The new layout of the international economy (1939-1953). The Bretton Woods system and its transformation.
The evolution of tne means of transport and the modes of comunication.
The evolution of sales networks.
R. Findlay, K. H. O'Rourke, Potere e ricchezza. Una storia economica del mondo, a cura di G. Conti, M. C. Schisani, UTET, Torino, 2017.
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The final exam will be an interview aiming at testing the students' overall knowledge by means of oral questions related to the required readings
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