ECON3203 Asia in the World Economy

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
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.
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 information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications; for pre-2012 courses: ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
ECON2203 Asia in the World Economy
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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