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Бакалаврская программа «Экономика»

Economic history of Russia in a global context

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is intended for Faculty of Economic Sciences students as a part of the general set of curriculum for first-year students of Bachelor’s Program ‘Economics’ (optional: either in Russian or in English). This course aims to identify the turning points, reveal endogenous and exogenous causes of reforms and crises, and analyze the key aspects of the economic history on both stages – world and Russian, – providing students with a clear understanding of why some countries are richer and others are poorer, tracing some features of world history with a special emphasis to Russia as well the correlation between Western, Eastern and Russian economic development.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Acquaintance of the students with the patterns of system transformations and economic development of Russia in different periods, including those of overtaking development;
  • Study of the long-term tendencies and turning points in the economic history of Russia, features of its economic functioning.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • to get introduced to economic history;
  • to know major aspects of economic growth in Western countries and in Russia (+ economic miracles);
  • to become familiar with the economic mainstream in every period considered;
  • to be aware of the industrialization peculiarities in different countries;
  • to manage to analyze the economic development of a certain region etc.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to EH Course.
  • The Ancient and Medieval Periods
  • Mercantilism, Military Technology and State Formation
  • Economic Model of the Early State During the Period of Feudal Fragmentation
  • The Mongol Invasion of Russia and its Economic Consequences
  • Early Russian Protectionism in the Context of Peter the Great’s Reforms
  • Mancipation and Liberation of Various Social Estates in the 18th Century
  • The Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences
  • Economic Reforms and Counter-Reforms During the 19th Century as a Conflict Between Liberal and Conservative Views
  • Trade and Industrialization During the Long 19th Century
  • Industrialization of the Russian Empire at the End of 19th – the Beginning of the 20th Century: Peculiarities, Sequence of Events and Their Consequences
  • World War I and Its Economic Consequences
  • Soviet Economic Policy in the 19201930s – its Reasons and Consequences
  • Stalinist Industrialization
  • Economy of World War II and Expansion of the Socialist Camp
  • Contradictions and Crises in the Economy of the USSR
  • European Union: Its Roots and Past
  • Final Test
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminars
  • non-blocking Evaluating test 1
  • non-blocking Evaluating test 2
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.1 * Evaluating test 1 + 0.4 * Evaluating test 2 + 0.5 * Seminars
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cameron Ross. (2011). Regional Elections and Electoral Authoritarianism in Russia. Europe-Asia Studies, (4), 641. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2011.566428
  • Clark, G. (2007). A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world / Gregory Clark. Princeton [u.a.]: Princeton Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.267141262

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Nove, A. (1985). The Scope and Scale of Good and Evil. Society, 22(3), 12–16. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02699021
  • Pipes, R. (1994). Did the Russian Revolution have to happen? American Scholar, 63(2), 215. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=9403287767