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ECX3550

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester A 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Sisira Kumara Jayasuriya (Caulfield), Dr Gamini Herath (Malaysia)

Synopsis

This unit studies recent economic developments of selected Asian countries. Topics include: theories of economic growth; economic freedom and economic development; entrepreneurship and economic transformation in Hong Kong; the role of industrial policy in Japanese post-war economic performance; economic reforms in China and India; and the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. have critically examined the major hypothesis advanced to explain the dynamics of growth and change in selected Asian economies
  2. appreciate the main characteristics of the business environment in the selected countries, including business institutions and business practices
  3. understand the role of government and the market as allocators of resources and engines of development
  4. develop their analytical, written and oral skills by writing a long essay and delivering a tutorial paper.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following: ECB1101, ECF1100, ECG1101, ECW1101, or ECC1000 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

ECC2550, ECC3550, ECF2550, ECF3550, ECW3550, ECX2550