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Unit Overview

Description

This unit introduces students to the role of Asian economies in the world economy. It builds on Level 2 macroeconomics by investigating the recent growth of these economies and the reasons, both internal and external, for it. The current relationship between these economies and the rest of the world as well as regional integration are investigated. The economic relationship between the Australian and Asian economies and the economic opportunities that this provides are also examined.

Credit
6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the factors affecting economic growth in selected Asian economies; (2) explain the nature of and reasons for the dynamism of selected Asian economies since 1960; (3) understand concepts of foreign direct investment and regional integration; (4) evaluate the possibility of integration of selected Asian economies; (5) examine the impact of economic growth on the environment; and (6) evaluate Australia's position in Asia.

Assessment

Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications.
for pre-2012 courses: ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Incompatibility
ECON2203 Asia in the World Economy
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.