Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Econ 229: History of Business and Finance from 1850; Sunday 9:20-12:05

will be posting course material here. As you probably noticed there is a direct link to this post on the right hand side of the blog.

The material posted here is for:
Econ 229: History of Business and Finance from 1850
Sunday 9:20-12:05 Section: 9U3

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For March 21th

Economic History of India 1857-1947
Tirthankar Roy

Chapter 3; Page 73-113
Chapter 9; Page 291-313
Chapter 10; 314-329
Chapter 11; 341-375

Download the pdf here*
*Just a heads up, this document is in color. Set your printer accordingly.

This is a black and white copy The quality is not as good

The book is also available in the library. I am going to put it on reserve tomorrow

For March 28th

Gary Gorton on the Financial Crisis

Calomiris on the Financial Crisis
The above link is a direct link to the October 29, 2009 EconTalk podcast. You can play the podcast directly from the site or download it. If you prefer, you can also subscribe to the podcast through the ITunes Store

Chapters to Read in Naill Ferguson's "The Ascent of Money":
The introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 (pages 1-119)

Here are some links that have information on the gold standard.

For April 11

Ferguson: Chapters 5, 6 and the afterward

Also listen to:
This American Life Episode 355, The Giant Pool of Money
You can apparently stream it for free from the above link. You can download it for your MP3 player from the above link or from ITunes (it costs a dollar).

For April 18

Rogoff and Reinhart: Part I-III (Chapters 1-9, pages 1-138)

For May 16th

Rothermund, Dietmar: The Global Impact of The Great Depression:
Chapters 1-6, 9, 14-16

Adam Curtis Documentaries:

The Century of the Self Episode #1:
On Google Video
Right click here to download the file*

Pandora's Box Episode #3:
Google Video
Right Click to download file*

*If you decide to download the file, you may also need to download codecs to play it (google search for k-lite) or download VLC media player for either mac and pc to play them.


Writing Assignment #1: Due April 4th
Writing Assignment #2: Due May 2nd
Writing Assignment 3: Due May 29th

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