Type of Credit: Elective
Number of Students
The goal of this course is to examine the various fundamental issues of Asian regional development so that students will gain enough knowledge to understand the development characteristics as well as economic dynamics of the region.
The course will focus on the study of growth triangles in Asia, patterns of trade and investment, the process of integration, the role China in Asian regional development, financial system and monetary integration, future development and the consequences for the global economy.
I. Asian Economic Integration
II. Institutional Arrangement of Economic Cooperation in Asia
III. The Rise of China and Cross-strait Relations
VI. Financial system and monetary integration
1. Every week in-class students presentation, discussion and commments
2. Mid-term project proposal for the final term paper
3. Lectures for for listed topics and issues
No prerequisite is required for the course. There will be an in-lecture current issue presentation and discussion, mid-term presentation of project proposal (literature review) and a final term paper. Semester grade is determined by in-lecture presentation (30%), the proposal presentation (20%) and final term paper (50%). Extra bonus will be given for creative class discussion and regular class attendance is expected and will be taken into account in the final grading.
All the term papers should be submitted by e-mail (to: firstname.lastname@example.org) with student number as the file name. Submission of term paper after the deadline will be subject to heavy penalty.
Useful Website for Asian regional data: http://aric.adb.org/