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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester A 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield Term 4 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wenli Cheng


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.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

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


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Wenli Cheng

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECF1100, ECF1200, ECW1101, ECW1102, ECC1000 or ECC1100


ECC2550, ECC3550, ECF3550