26 episodes

This course details the nature and development of economies from pre-history to the Industrial Revolution. It explains how this was dramatically different from modern economies. Finally it considers what caused the Industrial Revolution, why it was in Europe, and why it was delayed till 1800.

World Economic History before the Industrial Revolution, Spring 2009 UC Davis

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    • 4.5 • 24 Ratings

This course details the nature and development of economies from pre-history to the Industrial Revolution. It explains how this was dramatically different from modern economies. Finally it considers what caused the Industrial Revolution, why it was in Europe, and why it was delayed till 1800.

    • video
    Introduction

    Introduction

    This class tackles the question: Why was there no improvement in human material conditions before 1800, and what triggered the Industrial Revolution? (Book chapter 1)

    • 20 min
    • video
    The Logic of the Malthusian Model I

    The Logic of the Malthusian Model I

    Clark addresses a simple but powerful theory of the failure of living standards to improve before 1800 (chapter 2).

    • 47 min
    • video
    The Logic of the Malthusian Model II

    The Logic of the Malthusian Model II

    Clark further illustrate the logic and implications of Malthusian theory (chapter 2).

    • 51 min
    • video
    The Logic of the Malthusian Model III

    The Logic of the Malthusian Model III

    Professor Clark addresses "Virtue and Vice in the Malthusian World" (chapter 2).

    • 50 min
    • video
    The Logic of the Malthusian Model IV

    The Logic of the Malthusian Model IV

    Clark speaks more on "Virtue and Vice in the Malthusian World" (chapter 2).

    • 48 min
    • video
    Stagnating Living Standards before 1800

    Stagnating Living Standards before 1800

    Clark gives the empirical evidence for the failure of living standards to rise between 100,000 BC and 1800 (chapter 3).

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

carl the cuckslayer ,

Thinly veiled pro-eugenics propaganda

Listen closely folks. Red pill

Carneades ,

Very interesting

The professor is interesting and well prepared but many of his claims are more hand waving than firm arguments.

Sanhdee ,

Awesome class

A new way to understand human beings

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