Economic Development Of The Asia Pacific Region 2

Key information

Module code
Department of Economics

Module overview

This course is an extension of APR1 and focused mainly on economic issues pertaining to the Southeast Asia region, commonly known as the ASEAN economy. The course covers a wide range of topics with respect to the economic growth and development of the region over the recent decades, such as the development and structural transformation in the agricultural, industrial and services sectors, environmental changes and sustainable growth, income distribution and poverty, labour market and education, trade, financial sector development and related monetary policies of small and open economies.

Students pursuing a degree external to the Department of Economics should contact the convenor for approval to take this module.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

Upon successfully completing this course you will have:

  • a good understanding of major issues concerning economic growth with respect to the Southeast Asia region;
  • a good understanding of trade and globalisation issues in the Southeast Asia region;
  • critical knowledge of key issues in economic development in the ASEAN countries;
  • critical knowledge of the application of some advanced analytical methods to the economies of the Southeast Asia region.

Method of assessment

Assessment weighting: Exam 70%/coursework 30% (1 essay). Resubmission of coursework regulations do not apply to this course.

Suggested reading

  • Indermit Gill and Homi Kharas (2007) An East Asian renaissance: Ideas for economic growth, World Bank (online downloadable)
  • Ian Coxhead ed. (2015), Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics, Abingdon: Routledge
  • Various monographs and reports produced by the Asian Development Bank
  • A much more detailed and updated reading list is provided in the course website, which is accessible for all the registered students.


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