The Economic Development of Europe: An Introduction - ECON3110

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


The aim of the module is to introduce students to the development of European economies in the long-run. It examines major economic shocks and challenges faced by European economies over the past few centuries and introduces various economic concepts to gain deeper understanding of long-run economic development. It discusses, among others, the issues of industrialization, economic growth, inequality, globalization, international trade, international monetary system as well as a relationship between institutions and economic growth.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 23
Private study hours: 127
Total study hours: 150


This module is optional for all students studying single and joint honours degree programmes in economics.

The module is NOT available to students across other degree programmes in the University

Method of assessment

Moodle Quiz, (30%)
Group Project, (70%)

Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1. Apply economic principles to observed economic development across European economies

8.2. Evaluate the performance of European economies in light of their historical development

8.3. Understand the usefulness of economic analysis in addressing policy relevant issues.

8.4. Demonstrate an introductory knowledge and basic understanding of economic principles and methods and how they relate to economic behaviour.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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