Advanced economic history

Semestre 3


Eric Monnet

Advanced Economic History is organized in 12 lectures of 3 hours. To validate the course, students are required to attend and actively participate to all lectures. The main evaluation relies on two written evaluations of some of the papers studied during the course, in the format of a referee’s report. In practical terms, it means each student will have to choose two papers among those proposed (either in the mandatory reading section or in a specific session), given that: a/ the two papers must be related to two different teachers; and b/ there is a fixed limit to the number of students who can choose the same teacher (more or less ten students per teacher, the exact number will obviously be adjusted to fit the total number of students). The papers will be served on a “first come first serve basis”, meaning that once all the slots for a teacher have been filled, the paper he proposes cannot be chosen any more.

Each session is focused on one topic in economic history and discusses that topic in length. In each case, there are two ‘mandatory paper’—reference papers on the topic—and various ‘advanced readings’ for those more interested by these topics. At the very least reading the ‘mandatory paper’ in each session is necessary/useful to follow the course. In addition, these two papers will be used for the exam. For those who want to go further there is an additional list with the main references on each topic, which form the basis of the talk.

Evaluation: To validate the course, students are required (1) to attend and actively participate to all lectures; (2) to take the exam.

Reponsable du cours: Éric Monnet (


  • Facundo Alvaredo
  • Jérôme Bourdieu
  • Denis Cogneau
  • Pierre-Cyrille Hautcœur
  • Lionel Kesztenbaum
  • Éric Monnet
  • Thomas Piketty

Information pratique: S3, 36h, 48 Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris (cours du M2 APE de Paris 1). Le cours débute fin août / début septembre.