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, intergenerational social mobility, 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
ECON 4534 - Chinese Economic History in Comparative Perspective
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
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
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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 8764 - History of Economic Development
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.