Greek Economic History

Greek Economic History, photo: .liketobite@flickr

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Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are expected to:

  • Have familiarized themselves with issues of Greek economic history
  • Evaluate and compare theoretical and empirical approaches to the economic history of Greece
  • Understand and explain the "Greek" road to capitalism and its peculiarities
  • Critically evaluate the impact of these processes on the structure and change of society, entrepreneurship and business in Modern Greek history

Course Contents

Introduction. Agricultural production during the Ottoman occupation. The development of trade, transportation & merchant marine in the Aegean Sea in the last period of the pre-Revolutionary Greece. The economic problems of the New Greek State: the issue of land ownership, the distribution of land, the development of commerce & the first attempts towards industrialization. State & economic policy in the 19th century. The inter-war period. Agricultural revolution & agricultural development. Industrial development during the inter-war period. Post-war economic developments in Greece.

Teaching Activities

Lectures (3 hours per week)

Teaching Organization


Semester workload


13X3 = 39 hours


111 hours

Total number of hours for the Course (25 hours of work-load per ECTS credit)

150 hours (total student work-load)


End of semester final written exam

Use of ICT

Use of IT in teaching, and in communication with the students (e-class).

Course Info

Current Tutors


Patronis Vassilis

Patronis Vasilis
Field of Expertise: 
Economic History - History of Economic Thought
Office Hours: 
Tuesday 12.00-14.00
Wednesday 13.00-15.00

Reading List

Bibliography Recommendations: 
Οικονομική ιστορία του ελλαδικού χώρου, Βασίλειος Σ. Πατρώνης,