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War and Economy in the Twentieth Century

This course was part of the Warwick Economics undergraduate teaching programme from 2009/10 to 2018/19. Coded EC224, it was chosen by second-year and final-year undergraduates enrolled predominantly on the BSc programmes in three prorgrammes: Economics, EPAIS (Economics, Politics, and International Studies), and PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). Numbers fluctuated between 30 and 60 a year. In one of those years I was on leave, and the course was led capably by Eric Golson. Below are the programme, reading list, FAQs, and lecture slides for 2018/19 -- the final year of my course.

Name File Size Last Editor Last Updated
Program (171 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
Recommended reading (170 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
Frequently asked questions (997 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
01 The economist's toolkit (195 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
02 Wars and violence (2.4 MB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
03 World War I: Origins (496 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
04 World War I: Mobilization (501 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
05 World War I: Economic warfare (207 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
06 World War I: Costs and consequences (258 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
07 World War II: Origins (482 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
08 World War II: Mobilization (288 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
09 World War II: Conquest (382 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
10 World War II: Economic warfare (298 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
11 World War II: Allies (355 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
12 World War II: Costs and consequences (446 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
13 The Cold War: Costs and consequences (435 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
14 The Cold War: Military Keynesianism (457 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
15 The Cold War: Burden-sharing (234 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
16 The Cold War: Procurement and market power (645 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19
17 The Cold War: Procurement and rent-seeking (502 KB) Mark Harrison 11/12/19

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