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Economy and Politics in the Far East and South-East Asiа

2016/2017
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This introductory course familiarises students with major concepts of international trade and finance, and provides basic facts on the spatial distribution of economic activity in the modern world and its driving forces. This activity helps to learn how to make economic knowledge useful in daily life and form judgements on particular economic issues. Another type of activity in the classes is working with data. Students will be acquainted with major data sources on world economy such as COMTRADE database. Writing assignment provides an opportunity to practice with the data and solve individual business-related problems. This assignment is complemented with presentation and discussion of the solutions in the class. This task is designed to train students in backing their opinion with relevant data and in combining collates theory, data and the common sense for purposes of economic analysis. Finally, two of the classes are devoted to business games illustrating concepts of international trade such as comparative advantages and love for variety.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • learn how to make economic knowledge useful in daily life and form judgements on particular economic issues
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • will be able to analyze new development strategies and frameworks proposed by Asian countries
  • to engage in discussion and debate the forces shaping rapid economic growth in East Asia and the reasons this region has become the most dynamic in the world
  • to use various sources of information to analyze and identify modern trends in economic and political development of East Asia
  • to assess the prospects of economic growth in East Asia in the context of calls for Russia and the possibility of integration of the Russian economy and regions (Siberia, Far East) with the economies of Asian countries
  • to prepare of the report, the analytical review, presentation, and essay on selected Asian countries' economy and politics
  • to make international comparison of levels of socio-economic development of countries in the region with the help of macroeconomic and social indicators (GDP, industrial production, inflation, unemployment, exports, imports, reserves, education, technology, innovation, etc.)
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • East Asia in 21st Century
  • East Asian Economic Miracle
  • Industrial Policy
  • Growth and Productivity
  • Trade and Investment
  • Institutions and Economic Growth
  • Labor Mobility
  • Income Distribution and Poverty Trap
  • Energy Policy and Energy Markets
  • Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking exam
  • non-blocking in-class participation
  • non-blocking presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.3 * exam + 0.35 * in-class participation + 0.35 * presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • World Bank. (1993). The East Asian Miracle : Economic Growth and Public Policy. New York, N.Y.: World Bank Publications. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=33632

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Hu, R., & Hua, S. (2015). East Asian Development Model : Twenty-first Century Perspectives. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=928890
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, & Shahid Yusuf. (2001). Rethinking the East Asian Miracle. The World Bank. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.wbk.wbpubs.13969