Economy/ Global Financial History
Here are the instructions from the professor:
Instructions of the exams
• * This exam is compose from two parts which are choosing two questions from the list (EXAM TOPICS)
• Each question must be answered in a separate essay than the other question total going to be two essays for both questions.
• To answer those two questions, you need to follow the instructions bellow
• Answering each question that you chose should be from (8 to 10 pages)
• So the total should be about (16 to 20 pages) for the both questions
• The key important thing is using a footnote and using the lectures notes
• The textbook that we use:
– Required Texts:
1- Hubbard, Glen and Kane,Tim Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America. (2013).
2- Martin, Felix, Money: The Unauthorised Biography(2014)(Required as second text for Honours College students only and as a suggested supplemental textual reading for regular 491 level pupils).
– Recommended Text:
1- Backhouse, Roger E.The Penguin History of Economics. (2002).
– Suggested Supplemental Reading:
1- Ferguson, Niall
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008).
• The Instructor:
W. Seay, “Global Financial History”
ECON 491:Virginia Commonwealth University
The instructions of exam:
The introduction should have the theses statement ( one sentence) no longer that 2 sentence.
2- each paragraph in the Body needs to have closing sentences with your analysis (from 5-8 sentences).
1- the primarily sources data should be from
• 5 paragraphs from the lecture notes
• 5 paragraphs from the text book
• 5 paragraphs from scholarly books
• 5 paragraphs from scholarly articles
2- the secondary resources data from
• Magazine, newspaper and journals
3- use one of two graph
***NOTE THAT ALL DATA SHOULD BE FOOTENOTED AND ALSO THE DATA FROM LECTURES NOTE AND TEXTBOOK NOTES SHOULD ALSO FOOTNOTED.
Exam Completion: This information is from the syllabus
1-ALL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE RESEARCH BASED AND MUST CONTAIN DATA FROM SCHOLARLY BOOKS AND ARTICLES, DOCUMENTS, CLASS LECTURE NOTES AS WELL AS MAPPING ACTIVITIES.
2. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN AN ESSAY TOPICAL GUIDE FOR EACH OF THE THREE EXAMS-TWO TOPICS OF WHICH THEY WILL CHOOSE TO WRITE AS ESSAYS.
3. EACH RESPONSE IS TO BE 8 – 10 PAGE, TYPED, AND DOUBLE SPACED. DATA FROM CLASS LECTURES AS WELL AS THE TEXT ARE TO BE USED*****HOWEVER, STUDENTS MUST FOOTNOTE AT LEAST THREE BITS OF DATA FROM THREE SCHOLARLY SOURCES (THREE BOOKS OR TWO BOOKS AND ONE ARTICLE) TO PROVE THEY HAVE MADE THIS EXAM ASSIGNMENT ONE THAT IS RESEARCH BASED. THE PROFESSOR WILL ALSO RECOMMEND VARIOUS SCHOLARLY BOOKS CONCERNING IPE THAT STUDENTS SHOULD REFERENCE. YET PUPILS MAY USE BOOK SOURCES INDEPENDENT OF WHAT IS RECOMMENDED. *** DO NOT, HOWEVER, USE ONLY ONLINE ARTICLES. THIS WILL NOT MAKE FOR AN ACCEPTABLE EXAM.
**TWO OR THREE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DOCUMENTS MAY BE USED ALONG WITH OR IN PLACE OF ARTICLES. THE MORE DIVERSE THE RESEARCH, THE HIGHER THE GRADE A STUDENT MAY RECEIVE.
*** You are not allowed to use the following databases: Wikipedia, Secopedia, and any website similar to it.
4. AT LEAST 10-15 PARAGRAPHS IN EACH EXAM ESSAY SHOULD DERIVE FROM THE LECTURE AND MAP NOTES WHILST A REMAINING 10-15 PARAGRAPHS ARE TO BE BASED UPON SCHOLARLY SOURCE RESEARCH (BOOKS AND ARTICLES BY ECONOMISTS, GEOGRAPHERS, POLITICAL SCIENTISTS AND HISTORIANS AS WELL AS DOCUMENTS).
5. TEXTUAL DATA FROM THE WEEKLY READINGS MAY BE DOCUMENTED 2-5 TIMES IN EACH ESSAY.
Exam Research Source Suggestions-Scholarly Books:
– The Age of Supply: Overcoming The Greatest Challenge To The Global Economy
by Daniel Alpert
– Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions
by Erin Arvedlund
– Europe’s Financial Crisis: A Shorty Guide To How The Euro Fell Into Crisis And The Consequences For The World
by John Authers
– Poor Economics
by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
– In Defence of Globalisation
by Jhagdish Bhagwhati
– The Globalisation of Inequality
by Francois Bourguignon
– Economics: The User’s Guide
by Ha-Joon Chang
– The Money Machine: How the City Works
by Philip Coggan
– Globalising Capital: A History of the International Monetary System, Exorbitant Priviledge, and Hall of Mirrors
by Barry Eichengreen
– The Ascent of Money
by Niall Ferguson
– The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
by George Freeman
– That Used To Be Us
by Thomas K. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
– The Undercover Economist
by Tim Harford
– An End to Poverty? A Historical Debate
by Gareth Stedman Jones
– Money: The Unauthorised Biography
by Felix Martin
– Inequality and Instability and The End of Normal
by James K. Galbraith
– Capitalism and Modern Social Thought and The Third Way
by Anthony Giddens
– The Map and The Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, And The Future of Forecasting
by Alan Greenspan
– Network Power: The Social Dynamics of Globalisation
by David Singh Grewal
– Global Community: The Role of International Organisations in the Making of the Contemporary World
by Akira Iriye
– End This Depression Now
by Paul Krugman
– The Geneva Consensus: Making Trade Work For All
by Pascal Lamy
– Crisis in The Eurozone and Proftiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All
by Costas Lapavitsas
– The Future of Power
by Joseph Nye
– Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
by James Rickards
– The Globilization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
by Dani Rodrik
– The Failure of Political Islam and Globalised Islam
by Olivier Roy
– Crisis Economics: A Crash Course In The Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm What Money Can’t Buy
by Michael J Sandel
– Developement as Freedom and The Idea of Justice
by Amartya Sen.
– One World
by Peter Singer
– The Roaring Nineties and The Price of Inequality
by Joseph Stiglitz
– The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
by David A. Stockman
– Does Capitalism Have a Future?
by Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins, Michael Mann, Georgi Derluguian and Craig Calhoun
– Fixing Global Finance and The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned-And Have Still To Learn-from the Financial Crisis
by Martin Wolf
– Creating a World Without Power
by Muhammed Yunnas