Course Title: Asian Economic Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Asian Economic Development

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Greg Maynes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5875

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 108.12

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Macroeconomics 1 - ECON1010

Course Description

HUSO1081 is a one-semester unit devoted to the study of the economic development of some East Asian countries, with special reference to the role of policies and the implications for the Australian economy.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this subject, you should have a good understanding of:

• the nature of economic development in East Asia
• the role of various policies in the economic development of East Asia

At the conclusion of this subject, you should have a good understanding of:

• some important economic problems in East Asia and the lessons therefrom
• the problem of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region
• the implications of the East Asian economic development and of its problems for the Australian economy.

Overview of Learning Activities

• regular attendance at the scheduled lectures
• reading and understanding the prescribed textbook and the references
• participate in class discussions
• development and presentation of an assignment.

Overview of Learning Resources




Overview of Assessment