ECM2001 - Asia in the world economy - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics


Dr Audrey Siah Kim Lan

Not offered in 2018


This unit is designed for undergraduates to develop a solid grounding in the principles of how Asia is integrated in the world economy. The unit provides an in-depth understanding of the theory and concepts to explain the economic development in Asia and its integration into the global market. The topics include: planning processes; trade and investment policies in the climate of mega-regional trade deals; regional economic integration; structural reforms; trade and resource flows; and the participation of Asian countries in the global economic governance. The learning material is presented in ways, so that students learn to connect theory to existing evidence. The syllabus also provides an overall perspective on how the sub-regional and local economic development programs are evolving in response to a global economic and climate challenges.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. learn the economic theories and issues in the context of Asian economies
  2. understand the challenges and opportunities that arise within the context of Asian economies as an integral part of the world economy
  3. critically evaluate the competing explanations of the evolution of the Asian economic landscape
  4. analyse and understand the framework for contemporary debates related to Asian economic policies
  5. understand the geography of uneven development in Asia and explore the implications for designing and implementing regional policies in response to a globalised world.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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