Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

European Economic History I (1800-1914) (in English)


  • Lecture
  • Tuesday 14-16 SPA1, 125
  • Prof. N. Wolf
  • Moodle Link


The lecture will cover the most important aspects of the European economic development from the turn of the 19th century to the outbreak of the First World War. Topics include the Industrial Revolution, population growth and migration, international trade, the Gold Standard, as well as the economics of nationalism, colonialism and war.


  • Karl Gunnar Persson (2010). An Economic History of Europe. Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [In Kürze in der Lehrbuchsammlung erhältlich]
  • Broadberry, Stephen, and Kevin H. O'Rourke (2010). The Cambrigde Economic History of Modern Europe Volume I and II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

Organizational matters

  • MA: 3 SP, Modul: Economic History
  • Diplom: 2 KP, Wahlpflichtfach Wirtschaftsgeschichte


Written test (60 min)

Supplementary material

Overview of topics (pdf)