• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is designed to introduce students to the operation and management of the Japanese economy and its impact on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Stress will be given to the analytic and policy interest in the operation and management of an economic system built on different social and institutional foundations from that of our own and the interaction between the Japanese economy and other economies, particularly the Australian economy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By completing this course successfully, students will:

  • have a good understanding of the way the Japanese economy operates;
  • apply economic analysis to current issues facing Japan;
  • know about contemporary public policy choices in Japan;
  • understand current issues in the Australia-Japan relationship.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Assignments are prescribed as well as an examination at the end of the semester.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Three contact hours per week throughout the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or concurrent enrolment in ECON 2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H)or concurrent enrolment in ECON 2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H) Incompatible with ASIA2023

Preliminary Reading

Drysdale, P. and Gower, L. (eds), Japanese Economy and Economic Policy, vols I-VIII, Routledge, 1998
Flath, D., The Japanese Economy, Oxford University Press, 2000
Drysdale, P., International Economic Pluralism: Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific, Allen&Unwin or Columbia UP, 1988
Garnaut, R. and Drysdale, P. (eds), Asia Pacific Regionalism: Readings in International Economic Relations, Harper, Educational in association with Australia-Japan Research Centre, 1994

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3288
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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