Online Text and Notes in Economic History

Fred Lee, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Lecture outlines for a module taught at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC)
Anne McCants, MIT

Part of the MITOpenCourseWare site, this course page details an undergraduate course in medieval economic history as taught in spring 2006 by Anne McCants. The course covers "the conditions of material life and the changing social and economic relations in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences". The website includes details of course readings, lecture handouts, syllabi from various years, assignment details and links to related Internet resources.

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA)
R.E. Bailey, University of Essex, W.P. Kennedy, University of Essex

This course webpage supports a module on the World Economy in Historical Perspective as taught by R.E. Bailey and W.P. Kennedy at the University of Essex in 2009/10. It includes a reading list / course outline, assignments / essay topics, lecture presentations / notes and past exam papers.

All Rights Reserved

This site describes the top one hundred events impacting US business between 1901 and 1996. Can be viewed as a 'Top 100' list and as a timeline.

All Rights Reserved
Christina D Romer, University of California, Berkeley

This is the archived page of a Fall 2004 seminar series featuring external speakers invited to the University of California, Berkeley, with embedded links to some of their papers in .pdf. This link is to's copy of the site.

All Rights Reserved
Scott Carson, University of California, Berkeley

This course web page includes links to antitrust web material, assignments and PowerPoint slides (in .pdf) on the topics of: biological living standards, measuring economic welfare, the second great migration, technology and the economy, and ten points of "Time on the Cross". This link is to's copy of the site.

All Rights Reserved
Roy Davies, University of Exeter

Ten essays on money and its role in the course of history, based on themes from Glyn Davies' book 'A History of Money' (University of Wales Press). The site includes a detailed chronology through 2002. Essay titles include "Inflation and the Pendulum Metatheory of Money" and "Third World Money and Debt in the Twentieth Century".

Not known: assume All Rights Reserved
Brad DeLong, University of California at Berkeley. Department of Economics

Part of Brad DeLong's blog, this section supports a 2009 version of a course on economic history as taught at the University of California at Berkeley. The material includes lecture slides and notes, mp3 audio files of lectures, exam papers, problem sets, plus links to background information available freely online. Information is accessible chronologically, by subject category and by type.

Not known: assume All Rights Reserved
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, MIT

Extensive notes on Acemoglu and Robinson's lectures on institutional political economy as applied to development, which form a proptotype for their recent book on 'Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.' Makes extensive use of economic models, but text should also be of interest to economic historians, political economists and political scientists.

Not known: assume All Rights Reserved

Study skills for Economics students

Our site Studying Economics has tips including writing and referencing, revision, and help with maths.

Know your rights, respect others'

This short video explains your rights to use material found online. Click in the bottom right to view full-screen.