SAM13 Norwegian Economic History after 1800
The course provides students with understanding and analytical abilities in order to explain analytically how and why Norway has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world during the last 200 years.
Providing knowledge of:
- Theories on long term economic growth
- Theories on business cycles
- Short term and long term trends in economic development
- Empirics on the standard of living development
- Foreign trade development and relations
- Industrial development and relations
- Labour market development and relations
- Development and relations in economic policy
- Structural development and relations in the economy
- Institutional framework in economic development
- Discuss reasond for economic growth and development
- Discuss reasons for business cycles
- Discuss reasons for changes in the Norwegian economy from 1800 until present times
- Develope analytical skills in order to analyze the Norwegian economic development during the last 200 years.
- Conduct independent analysis of economic-historical changes and their reasons and consequences
Giving competence in order to:
- Communicate economic history to and with specialists and non-specialists
- Be able to apply their knowledge on newer or different problems in relation to the Norwegian economy.
- Contribute to independent reasoning and analysis within topics related to economic development and growth
Lectures, compulsory term paper and term paper seminar.
Lectures will be video taped and streamed.
Micro and macro economics
Requirements for course approval
Written home exam, 5 hours
Hodne og Grytten, Norsk økonomi i det 19 århundre, Fagbokforlaget, Bergen 2000
Hodne og Grytten, Norsk økonomi i det 20 århundre, Fagbokforlaget, Bergen 2002.
Elective literature: TBA
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Spring. Offered spring 2021.
Professor Ola Honningdal Grytten, Department of Economics