ECO2750H1S Topics in North American Economic History
This course surveys North American economic history from the early 19th century to the present. We will use tools in economics to explore research questions in economic history that are especially informative in analysis of current economic events. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: immigration, fertility, financial crises, income inequality over the twentieth century, slavery and its aftermath, health and demography; and technological change. Methods discussed will include the following: econometric methods used with historical datasets; assembly of large microdata; matching individuals across administrative datasets; and strategies for archival research.