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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Ranjan Ray


An introduction to development economics. The application of trade, growth, and property rights theory to the economic development of China in relation to her institutional evolution and government policy. A comparison of Malaysia and Indonesia with respect to their economic characteristics, economic development policies and strategies, and development results during the post-war period.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • understand the conditions and factors affecting the economic development of East Asian and South East Asian economies, including China
  • analytically compare the nature of these countries' growth experiences, the results of their main economic development strategies and policies and what these imply for the foreseeable future for them and the region as a whole
  • develop a keen awareness and appreciation for the current issues and new challenges faced by these nations, in the face of recent world trends and developments
  • develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing a long essay and delivering an oral presentation.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2.5 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Ranjan Ray

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECC1000 and ECC1100