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Initial Take on Lecture Topics: Econ 115: Twentieth Century Economic History: Fall 2009: U.C. Berkeley

Economics 115: Fall 2009: TTh 12:30-2, F295 Haas

Th Aug 27: I: Overview (II: Growth; III; Fluctuations; IV: Distribution; V: Systems and Politics)

T Sep 1: VI: Slow Income Growth and the Absolute Poverty of the North Atlantic, 1800-1870

Th Sep 3: VII: No Income Growth and the Dire Absolute Poverty of the Globe, 1800-1870

T Sep 8: VIII: The Invention of Invention: Modern Economic Growth Comes to the North Atlantic, 1870-1914

Th Sep 10: IX: The Iron-Hulled Ocean-Going Steamship: One Economic World, Indivisible, 1870-1914

T Sep 15: X: Democracy, 1870-1914

Th Sep 17: XI: Empire, 1870-1914

T Sep 22: FIRST EXAM (pre-WWI/police the reading/instructor reality check)

Th Sep 24: XII: The Knot of War: 1914-1920 and After

T Sep 29: XIII: Trying to Keep Believing in Progress, 1920-1929

Th Oct 1: XIV: The Business Cycle and the Great Depression, 1825-1940

T Oct 6: XV: Nazis, Bolsheviks, Fascists, Socialists, and Social Democrats, 1870-1933

Th Oct 8: XVI: Dealing with the Imperial West, 1914-1950

T Oct 13: XVII: Total War and Cold Peace, 1933-1955

Th Oct 15: XVIII: Social Democracy in One (North Atlantic) Region, 1920-1975

T Oct 20: SECOND EXAM (1914-1950)

Th Oct 22: XIX: From Colonialism to Neocolonialism: Import Substitution, State Building, and Divergence, 1940-1980

T Oct 27: XX: Stalin, Mao, and Their Heirs 1926-1990

Th Oct 29: XXI: Japan and the Stubborn Boundaries of the "First World", 1870-1990

T Nov 3: XXII: 1980: At the Peak of the Great Divergence: One World Unequal and Very Divisible

Th Nov 5: XXIII: Social Democracy Exhausted: 1970-1995

T Nov 10: XXIV: Neocolonialism and Neoliberalism Triumphant, 1980-2000

Th Nov 12: XXV: Decommunization, 1975-2010

T Nov 17: XXVI: China (and India) Stand Up, 1975-2010

Th Nov 19: XXVII: True Wealth Is Informational and Biological, 1940-2020

T Nov 24: XXVIII: The First True Global Division of Labor, 1970-2010

Th Nov 26: NO CLASS

T Dec 1: XXIX: Things Falling Apart? 2000-2010

Th Dec 3: XXX: The Return of Malthus, 1970-2200

T Dec 8: THIRD EXAM (1950-2010)

F Dec 18: FINAL EXAM 12:30-3:30pm