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Shiue, Carol Hua



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research overview

  • Professor Shiue's research focuses on the economic history of long-run growth. She studies issues in market development and international trade, examining the long-run impact of the West on the development of institutional forms in China beginning in the nineteenth century. Another area of research is in kinship organization as it relates to intergenerational social mobility and human capital accumulation in pre-modern China.


  • Economic History of China, History of Development and Economic Growth, Domestic and International Trade History of China, Education and Social Mobility in Pre-Modern Society, Comparative Economic History


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courses taught

  • ECON 4534 - Chinese Economic History in Comparative Perspective
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2024
    Surveys the economic history of China in a comparative perspective, to understand the history of economic development in China in terms of existing economic theories of growth. The approximate timeline is from the 18th century to the 20th century.
  • ECON 4794 - Economic Growth
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces theories explaining why differences in standards of living among countries are so large. Examines a variety of data on historical experiences of economic growth. Surveys recent research on why some countries are so rich and some are so poor, and why some countries grow so quickly and others grow so slowly.
  • ECON 4939 - Internship/Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts of economics with practical experience in economics-related institutions. The theoretical portion arises from seminars and readings, the practical from activities in organizations related to the economics field. A maximum of 3 credit hours counts toward major requirements. Department consent required.
  • ECON 8764 - History of Economic Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2023
    Covers in historical perspective the causes of economic development including why some areas develop faster than others and why development occurs more rapidly in some eras than others.


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