Economic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region
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Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
Upon successfully completing this course students will be able to:
- understand the growth patterns and macro-dynamics of the Asian-Pacific economies since c. 1950 and apply relevant economic theories and concepts in explaining these trends and fluctuations;
- understand the forces driving agricultural development and the structural reform processes in rural areas in China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific Region;
- compare industrial development and technology transfer in the industrial sector in the leading economies of the region;
- evaluate the process of labour market reform in the countries of this region with particular reference to the skill acquisition through education and on the job training;
- examine issues relating to poverty reduction and income inequalities across the region;
- discuss the major economic policy challenges facing the Asian-Pacific economies and design adequate policy responses.
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- Bramall, C. (2009): Chinese Economic Development. London: Routledge.
- Chang, H.-J. (2006): The East Asian Development Experience – The Miracle, the Crisis, and the Future, London: Zed Books.
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- Gill, I. and H. Kharas (2007): An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Economic Growth, Washington, DC: The World Bank.
- Perkins, D.H. (2013): East Asian Development. Foundations and Strategies, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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- World Bank (1993): The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press.