ECO321 Canadian Economic History before 1850 Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2015

About This Course

This course applies the tools of economics - theoretical and empirical - to study Canada's historical growth experiences. Topics include: The variation in well-being among indigenous peoples (both pre and post contact), migration and indentured servitude, colonial money, child labour and education, and the rise of factories. The impact of colonial institutions on Canada’s economic success is studied in a comparative context.